Uber drivers protest, raising signs that read, "We are Lebanese, our numbers are licensed. We cover the 10,452 (square kilometers) of Lebanon." Dec. 21 2017. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Uber drivers held an impromptu protest Thursday a day after Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said that the popular ride-hailing app was unsafe and called on Lebanese people not to use it.Around 56 Uber drivers staged the Thursday morning demonstration under the Beirut Digital District building Downtown, where Uber's Lebanon offices are located.An Uber spokesperson in Lebanon dismissed Machnouk's comments when contacted by The Daily Star, reiterating earlier statements maintaining that the driver had presented a clean criminal record, as stipulated by the company's policy.
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