Thousands of Seoul taxi-drivers rally against plans for carpool service

Taxi drivers take part in a protest against a carpool service application that will be launched by Kakao Corp later this year, in central Seoul, South Korea, October 18, 2018. The banners read, "Stop carpool service application, it is illegal business". REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a rally on Thursday in Seoul, the capital, saying a carpooling service planned by the operator of the country’s top chat app would threaten their livelihoods and jobs. It was the latest challenge to ride-sharing services in South Korea, which has one of the […]

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