As much as Uber continues to dominate the rideshare market in the United States, it continues to seemingly get plenty of flack internationally.
A video shot by Mexico's La Jornada newspaper on Tuesday (July 28) shows an angry mob of cab drivers in Mexico City damaging several Uber cars with everything from cinder blocks to crowbars, eggs and flour, to protest the company's growing ridesharing service and overall, presence in the streets.
At least eight Uber vehicles were damaged as part of the violent protest, which police were eventually able to quiet down and end. According to Vice, Uber spokeswoman Rocio Paniagua told Mexico's Televisa news that some Uber drivers received minor injuries, but no one was seriously injured. Still, there's plenty of concern for the drivers on the company's part.
"What happened is a very grave attack on everyone's freedom and right to make a living in a dignified manner," Uber said in a statement to Vice. "Incidents like this are completely unacceptable and we trust that authorities will act so that justice is done."
Like cabbies in Paris rioting about Uber's presence in France, a large portion of Mexican cabbies have felt like the company's rideshare services are an unfair type of competition, cutting into their livelihoods since Uber first arrived in the country in 2013.
Amazingly, this violent protest happened after Mexico City became the first Latin American city to create regulations for smartphone-accessible ride services.
One has to wonder, what will it take for Uber to make peace with cabbies?