Croatian taxi drivers protested on Monday against Uber which is allegedly illegally operating in the country.
In three major cities, Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik, taxi drivers blocked traffic near the airports, causing traffic jams and long lines.
In Dubrovnik, Croatia’s most famous tourist destination, dozens of passengers missed their flight due to the protest and massive tailbacks towards the city.
Minister of the Sea, Transport, and Infrastructure, Oleg Butkovic, condemned the protest, arguing it paints a horrid picture of Croatia, which is bad for the country whose economy depends on tourism. Dubrovnik’s mayor Mato Frankovic said that a taxi drivers protest is unacceptable.