A cook, who failed in the fight for the Senate and is planning a blockade of Brno, also wants to go to the Castle

A cook, who failed in the fight for the Senate and is planning a blockade of Brno, also wants to go to the Castle
A cook, who failed in the fight for the Senate and is planning a blockade of Brno, also wants to go to the Castle

Dissatisfied taxi drivers convene at 3 p.m. at the parking lot of the old football stadium behind Lužánky. The demonstration is against the attitude of the Brno management towards taxi drivers. “It’s about the entrances to the center on Náměstí Svobody and the comparison of conditions between taxi drivers and Bolt and Uber (by transport companies, editor’s note). We invited the mayoress to come and act. If he doesn’t come, a column of taxi drivers will take to the streets of Brno,” Petr Kováč said.

According to him, this is to support the global strike of taxi drivers announced in Brussels against the companies Uber and Bolt. “About 200 cars have been announced so far,” Kováč added.

Brno Mayor Markéta Vaňková (ODS) says she does not know about this demonstration. “On the other hand, I can’t say 100 percent that the letter didn’t arrive, because I haven’t got all the mail done by this morning. It is possible that the letter was delivered to me, but I haven’t gotten around to handling it yet,” Vaňková responded.

And she added that she has a rather busy schedule on Thursday, so at the moment she can’t imagine that she would arrive for Lužánky.

“I perceive that taxi drivers are not satisfied with the currently set rules for entering Freedom Square, because they are not allowed. Although there is one reserved place that used to be a taxi stand. However, we believe that the concept we have set up is beneficial. We don’t have a final evaluation yet, but it will rather lead to the fact that we want to keep it for the next few months,” continued Vaňková.

This would mean that the cars of the taxi service and others that operate services of a similar nature cannot continue to enter the square. “Nevertheless, I believe that there is enough space for vehicles of this type in the relatively close vicinity of the square,” the mayor added.

According to Kováč, demonstrations are a part of life, and when people feel that something needs to be changed, they go to demonstrate. “I stand behind the protesters on Wenceslas Square. Action is needed,” he pointed out.

The article is in Czech

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