Tomorrow (Tuesday) will be the second day this week with a protest, this time from taxi drivers calling for action against Uber and its affiliates.
Even though Monday’s protest by Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) workers did not significantly affect transit, it is expected that the protest by taxi drivers tomorrow will. This is despite the fact that President Luis Gillermo Solis said he will not tolerate blockades or acts of vandalism.
Solis emphasized that there is no justification for the protest, as the channels for dialogue are open; in addition, he said that it is not the time for such displays, as the security forces are addressing critical situations on both borders, referring to the influx of irregular migrants.
The President expressed concern about the risk that the protest becomes violent. He pointed out that it is has come to his knowledge that some taxi drivers plan to use petrol bombs.
Given the above, the President insisted that the necessary measures to deal with the taxi drivers will be taken and those responsible for generating it “must face the consequences.”
The mobilization of taxi drivers will start at 5:00 am, so drivers should take the necessary steps to arrive on time to their place of work or study.
The places that will be affected, according to information leaked by taxi drivers:
- “La Gallito” roundabout
- Calle Blancos intersection
- Mall San Pedro roundabout
- Zapote roundabout
- The Y Griega
- Paso Ancho roundabout
- San Sebastián roundabout
- Burger King stoplight in Uruca
- Residency of the Ambassador of the U.S.
- U.S. Embassy
- Major highways
- Ochomogo hill
- Juan Santamaria International Airport intersection
- La Muerte hill
- Turrialba hill
- Route 32 San José-Limón, crossing the Braulio Carrillo National Park, over the Río Sucio bridge