August 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM
Taxi cab operators protest at Seattle City Hall
UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. | The cab drivers started clearing out about 2 p.m.
Dozens of taxis blocked off Fourth Avenue in front of Seattle City Hall this afternoon to let the city of Seattle know the drivers want ride-share operators to be regulated.
Yellow Cab driver Salah Mohamed said he and other drivers created the loud downtown traffic jam because drivers have waited more than a year for the city to take action against competing businesses that have made it hard for them to earn a living wage. Those businesses include for-hire cars of unregulated ride-share operators.
Below is raw video from the scene of the protest.
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