Published On: Thu, Jan 5th, 2017

Uber drivers protest in Querétaro

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In the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 4, 2017, around 60 Uber drivers protested in different points of the municipality of Querétaro and outside the Local Congress building, demanding an increase in the initial fee of this private transport service.

According to Miguel Ángel Fuentes Salas, who served as spokesperson for the demonstrators, Uber’s minimum initial fee is 20 pesos (.95 USD), and they ask to increase this fee to 35 pesos (1.60 USD).


Uber’s drivers protest against fuel rises (Photo:

The Uber drivers’ representative stated that they have been requesting to increase the initial fee for six months now, without any response from local authorities.

He detailed that each car spends 2,000 pesos (95.3 USD) on fuel per week, and now this figure will increase due the new gasoline prices. Fuentes Salas said that, with the current rates, it is no longer profitable for them.

Uber drivers started their demonstration at the “Centro Sur” shopping mall, and then headed to the Local Congress, where they parked their vehicles and displayed banners expressing their disagreement with the rising of fuel prices.

One of the demonstrators wrote on the building’s access door: “No al gasolinazo” (No to fuel price rise) and  “Fuera Peña” (Go away Peña!), demanding the resignation of the Mexican President.




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