Taxi drivers in France blocked auto track leading to Paris

According to the French media reports, taxi drivers, responding to an article by a law that provides that patients can use any available common car for medical transportation, otherwise their social insurance will be discontinued, the A13 motorway was blocked in the direction of Paris.

The Chairman of the National Tsvetist Federation Emmanuel Cordier said that taxi drivers began to block roads from 07.30 local time. According to him, about 300 taxi drivers will take part in the action on the A13 highway.

taxi drivers in protest against this the law also conducted demonstrations in Toulouse, Lyon and Nime.

The government explains its decision with the intention to reduce transportation costs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The law approved on December 4, 2023 makes exceptions for psychiatric patients, carriers of infectious diseases and patients who recommend a trip in isolation.