- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of taxi drivers in the District of Columbia are planning to descend on Freedom Plaza to draw attention to the D.C. Council’s scheduled Tuesday vote on car services like Uber.

The taxi drivers are planning to drive around Freedom Plaza, near the D.C. Council’s Wilson building, at 10:30 a.m.

The demonstration comes as the D.C. Council is set to give final approval to legislation that will allow app-based car services like Uber and Lyft to continue operating in the District.

Taxi drivers argue that the app-based services have an unfair competitive advantage because they don’t have to follow the same rules and regulations as cabs, and therefore can afford to charge cheaper fares.

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