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.
[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”https://mtc.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/B6F3B762-47C9-474D-B962-D3384590B06D-1508-0000014327C405F4_19d751ab882.1.3.mp4?versionId=Q2MIgjUNlAO37n7yWVoAYxcXORVRAU2i”/]