A caravan of taxis shut down the Brooklyn Bridge and the Queensboro Bridge on Thursday afternoon, leading to local traffic warnings.
The latest in a string of protests, the group of drivers, organized by the N.Y. Taxi Workers Association, is asking for debt relief due to lost income amid the pandemic.
Below is background to the situation New York’s taxi drivers find themselves in, and they are front line workers during the Covid-19 pandemic
Video from CBS New York
The taxi cab drivers have stopped traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge @GettyImagesNews pic.twitter.com/e6ZIhGu072
— Michael M. Santiago (@msantiagophotos) September 17, 2020
Brooklyn Bridge is SHUT DOWN! Taxi drivers demand debt forgiveness now! pic.twitter.com/rykiPHXYNX
— NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) September 17, 2020