22 of September. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the taxi drivers tried to stage a protest against the lowering of tariffs at the office of "Yandex. Taxi in Moscow, but all action was stopped by the police.
Russia's largest aggregator "Yandex. Taxi" recently announced the lowering of tariffs for trips across Moscow. This caused a storm of discontent among drivers, and they decided to protest.
As the representative of "Yandex. Taxi in Moscow: "reports of strikes – this is a common reaction to any change, no matter good or bad. Over 5 years of work "Yandex. Taxi" the press has repeatedly reported about the strikes of the drivers, but still never one of the strikes did not take place. The service will continue to work no matter what, in the usual mode", - told the correspondent of the "Political class", the representative of "Yandex. Taxi.
However, this time the protest took place virtually. On Tuesday evening, the taxi drivers went on strike in the street Timur Frunze (Moscow), however she was immediately stopped by police who arrived on the scene. This time none of the taxi drivers were not detained, after a warning about the illegality of the action, they left the scene of the protest.
Wednesday to protest against the lowering of tariffs was repeated at the office of "Yandex. Taxi" in the street Timur Frunze. According to the taxi drivers, their colleagues faked an accident in order to obtain the reaction of the company management for their actions. All the protesters were taken to the police station.
Their colleagues who arrived on the scene after the ensuing events, remained in place until the return of their colleagues.
After the information appeared about the fact that five drivers who participated in the protests were brought to administrative responsibility under article 12.19 of the administrative code.
"Currently, five drivers who have violated rules of a stop and Parking of vehicles, administrative materials under article 12.19 of the administrative code of the Russian Federation", - reports TASS with reference to the press service of the Main Department of the MIA of Russia in Moscow.