4 Uber drivers arrested following scuffle with cops & traffic chaos in CT

The City of Cape Town's traffic services' Richard Coleman says three vehicles were impounded and four Uber drivers arrested for assault, illegal gathering and illegal protesting.

A screengrab of Uber and Taxify drivers scuffling with traffic police during a protest in Somerset Road, Cape Town on 26 June 2018.

CAPE TOWN - Four Uber drivers have been arrested during a gathering over grievances regarding vehicle impoundments, pay and safety.

The group demonstrated peacefully through the Cape Town CBD before stopping in front of the Traffic Department in Greenpoint, where a scuffle between traffic officials and Uber drivers broke out.

The incident affected traffic as a section of the road had been closed.

The City of Cape Town's traffic services' Richard Coleman says three vehicles were impounded.

"On arrival, the Uber drivers got out of their vehicles. When trying to move the vehicles, seven traffic officers were assaulted, five males and two females had slight injuries. There were four Uber drivers arrested for assault, illegal gathering and illegal protesting."

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)