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Montreal taxi drivers egg Uber car during downtown protest

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WATCH ABOVE: Taxi drivers in Montreal are promising to block a large chunk of downtown Montreal in the latest protest against ride-sharing service Uber. Kelly Greig reports.

MONTREAL – Taxi drivers in Montreal blocked a large chunk of downtown Montreal in the latest protest against ride-sharing service Uber.

It began at 6 a.m.

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Taxi sheriff Hassan Kattoua told Global News cabbies were told to assemble on Sherbrooke and René-Lévesque streets.

“From Saint-Laurent to Crescent streets,” he said.

During the protest, taxi drivers pelted an Uber car with eggs and flour; the Uber driver quickly left as the cabbies cheered.

WATCH: Taxi drivers egg Uber car

RAW: Montreal taxis egg Uber driver
RAW: Montreal taxis egg Uber driver

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Protests are also planned on Thursday and at the Montreal Casino on Saturday.

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Kattoua told Global News taxi drivers plan to protest every week until something is done about Uber.