Taxi drivers held to blame for attack on Uber competitor at Porto station

An Uber cab driver claims he is too frightened to work after a gang of men set on him as he dropped a fare off at Porto station over the weekend.

As the fight between traditional taxi drivers and Uber counterparts continues throughout the world, the former have gone on record saying incidents like these are to be expected.

Uber’s smartphone service has already been declared illegal by Portuguese courts, but it has not stopped Uber drivers from operating.

Last weekend’s “attack” at Porto’s Campanhã station has led the driver in question to lodge an official complaint with the PSP.

The man claims he had stopped to let out a passenger when his car was approached by seven or eight men who he presumes were local taxi drivers.

The men began punching and hitting his vehicle, and the driver claims he only managed to escape unharmed by staying inside the vehicle.

He managed to start the car and drive off, suffering only material damage, he told reporters.

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