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Enraged cabbies worldwide unite against Uber in 2015

The company, operating in 58 countries and valued at more than US$50 billion, vows to fight back against challenges

A taxi driver waits for a fare in Kolkata. In many countries, cabbies say Uber represents unfair competition.

New Delhi

FROM London and Paris to New Delhi and Sao Paulo, traditional taxi drivers united worldwide against Uber in 2015, a year that saw riots, legal battles and even a kidnapping in protest against the startup.

Since first winning customers in San Francisco five years ago, Uber