Metered taxi drivers stone Uber car outside Gautrain station in Sandton
Metro police are on the scene, but it’s uncertain whether there have been any arrests.
JOHANNESBURG - Metered taxi drivers have stoned an Uber car outside the Gautrain station in Sandton.
Reports say the windows of an Uber vehicle were smashed.
An eyewitness says, "The Maxi Taxi drivers picked up stones and ran towards the car - there were about 10, if not more of them. As the guy was trying to come out of car, they kept pulling him."
The injured driver says he managed to get away.
"The taxis came to me and started to hit the car with stones and everything there."
Another driver says there have been a number of incidents in Sandton.
"Whenever they see an Uber car, they start harassing them and throwing stones and some of the cars have been broken. We are very worried about our security."
Metered taxi drivers have protesting against Uber becoming licensed operators.
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METRO POLICE OFFICERS INJURED IN UBER ATTACK
Three metro police officers have also been injured.
Metro police's Edna Mamonyane says the two officers are recovering in hospital.
"The metered taxis and Uber had started fighting and the metro police went in to intervene [and] two of the officers got injured. They were thrown with bricks or rocks. At this stage, more man power [has been] sent to West Street."
It's uncertain whether there have been any arrests.
Scenes from West Street in Sandton where metered taxi drivers have clashed with Uber Drivers pic.twitter.com/5p5ccTWTn5— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 20, 2016