London cabbies block traffic in Olympic protest
Hundreds of London taxi drivers have blocked a major
intersection in the heart of the city to protest their exclusion
from the road lanes dedicated to Olympic traffic.
Drivers in black London cabs blared their horns as they jammed
Parliament Square on Tuesday, sending lines of traffic snaking back
along surrounding streets.
The cabbies are miffed that they are not allowed into the
”Games Lanes” reserved for Olympic athletes, officials and VIPs.
The first lane already opened near Heathrow Airport and the rest
start two days before the games, which run from July 27 to Aug.
Jonathan Myers of the United Cabbies union says it’s
”unacceptable” that cabs were not allowed, adding that ”this is
a working city and we need to get around and do our job.”