Argentina threatens to arrest Uber drivers, managers

  • TECH
  • Wednesday, 07 Dec 2016

Taxi drivers demonstrate during a protest against US multinational online transportation network company Uber, in Buenos Aires on October 28, 2016. A Buenos Aires city magistrate knocked back the taxi-driver union’s lawsuit against the multinational Uber last October 24th, ruling that the system linking private drivers with potential passengers via apps was purely commercial with no crime or illegality involved. / AFP PHOTO / EITAN ABRAMOVICH

BUENOS AIRES: An Argentine prosecutor threatened to arrest and jail Uber drivers and managers for operating unregulated vehicles and tax evasion. 

The threat came as hundreds of taxi drivers set tires ablaze and backed up traffic for hours as they rallied in downtown Buenos Aires, angry over competition from the online transportation network company. 

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