Taxi protest by London's black cab drivers- in pictures

 
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Taxis caused gridlock today (Source: Getty)

London cab drivers brought parts of the capital to a standstill today as they protested against Transport for London's transport policies.

The drivers of black cabs blocked roads in central London around Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square and Whitehall.

The blockade caused the partial closure of the Regent Street, Pall Mall and the Strand close by, causing travel chaos for drivers and bus passengers.

Cabbies took TFL to task over taxi regulation, rickshaws and a proposed "cycle crossrail" scheme and follows a previous high profile protest against taxi app Uber in June.

It's thought up to 4,000 taxis were involved in the protest organised by the London Taxi Drivers Association.

(Source: Getty)

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