Melbourne taxi drivers protest: Cabbies take to the streets over deregulation

By Ebony Bowden
Updated February 13 2017 - 7:08am, first published 6:41am
Taxi drivers angry at deregulation within the industry were out in force on Monday morning. Photo: Jason South
View of the taxi protest looking towards parliament. Photo: Lauren Hilbert
Taxi drivers take a selfie and get angry at the level compensation for licenses. They are taking their protest in both directions to the Bolte Bridge. Photo: Jason South

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Abdul Asafiri is one of hundreds of taxi drivers angry at the level of compensation for licences. Photo: Jason South
Taxi drivers protesting at Parliament House on Tuesday. Photo: Penny Stephens
Tom Flintzanis says taxi drivers "just want a fair price". Photo: Jason South

Taxi owners who claim they will lose everything as a result of the Victorian government's deregulation of the taxi industry created traffic chaos on Melbourne's Bolte Bridge on Monday.

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