Funny enough, the taxi drivers say they’ll keep protesting as long as Uber is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Licensed taxi drivers are heavily regulated in Budapest, and decided to block the city claiming that as long as Uber drives don’t have to comply with the same rules, they’ll consider their activities to be illegal and demand the government to shut them down for good.


The protestors currently only let the emergency services through, forcing buses and other drivers to take a detour.

Can you spot Gawker’s previous Budapest office in there?

Photo credit: Drone Media Studio and Szily via 444.

Contact the author at

Share This Story

Get our newsletter