Further Taxi Protests in Managua today!

Disruptions, pyrotechnics, burning tires at the following rotundas:

Rotonda Metrocentro (Police blocking traffic) Rotonda Periodista (No police presence) Sabana Grande/ Mayoreo Intersection. Northern area of Managua.

More protests at City Hall later on today is expected.

Reports of removing passengers from taxi's that are not participating and breaking windows of non participating taxi's!

Have a great Nica day!!

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just sent my bride to Managua with a visiting friend...uh-oh!

Doors of hope fly open when doors of promise shut. -Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Should I be concerned?

Arriving tomorrow and planning on taking a taxi from the airport to Mayoreo bus terminal. Should I be concerned?

I think this is going to be a bit late to help you....

....but Las Mercedes can arrange private cars. They're more expensive than taxis, but they wouldn't look like a scab taxi if you had to go by strikers.

Rebecca Brown

No news...............

I have not heard of any taxi protests today, so it appears he should be ok!

No clue

No clue on other days/locations of any further protests. Welcome to Nica!!

i dont thin so..

i think its over metro center

As of 1230

As of 1230:

Rotonda Metrocentro: There are over 50 taxis parked in the northern side of the rotunda causing traffic disruptions in the area. Protesters are firing mortars (fireworks/ pyrotechnics), burning tires, and removing passengers from taxi cabs that are not participating in the protest. Local police officers are blocking access to the rotunda from all four sides.

Rotonda Periodista: There are over 40 taxis parked in the north and west sides of the rotunda causing traffic disruptions in the area. Protesters are firing mortars (fireworks/ pyrotechnics), burning tires, and removing passengers from taxi cabs that are not participating in the protest. There is no police presence in the area.

Rotonda Cristo Rey: Taxis parked around the rotunda causing traffic disruptions in the area. Protesters are firing mortars (fireworks/ pyrotechnics), and burning tires.

Zumen - Managua City Hall: There are about 400 taxi drivers parked in front of the Managua City Hall. Traffic is closed in the northern area. Taxi drivers are throwing water contained in small plastic bags to vehicles driving by the area.

Huembes Market: Local Police have blocked access to the Huembes Market area.

Sabana Grande/ Mayoreo Intersection. Northern area of Managua. This is reported by the local media. There is a greater number of taxi cabs causing traffic disruption. Protesters are firing mortars (fireworks/ pyrotechnics), burning tires, removing passengers from taxi cabs, and breaking windows of other taxis not participating in the protest.

Additionally, local media reports that some groups from the public buses services are joining the taxi protesters to demand other benefits from the local government.

Enjoy Managua!!

i guess..

im lucky..drove around the rotundra at plaza inter..a couple of times today..no trouble