Taxi drivers to shut down Melbourne CBD in protest

UPDATE: Angry taxi drivers clashed with police outside the steps of parliament.

The drivers shutdown part of the CBD on Tuesday as part of a protest.

Much of the action centre on the corner of Bourke and Spring Streets.

Police arrived and ordered the drivers to move on but they refused to budge.

Click PLAY below to watch one of the heated confrontations


Drivers also held a sit-in at the Premier’s Noble Park office.

David Singh from the Victorian Taxi Hire Car Family told Neil Mitchell drivers had reached tipping point.

Click PLAY below to hear David Singh explain more on 3AW Mornings