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Dallas Uber Drivers Protest Lower Fare Requirements

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DALLAS -- Looks like folks who drive for Uber’s luxury line, Uber Black, are being driven crazy.

“Uber needs to stop being arrogant and listen to the drivers that bring in lots and lots of money for this company,” said one Uber driver.

These drivers have taken to the streets with nearly 100 cars cruising to Uber’s headquarters in downtown Dallas to protest. So, what’s the big deal? Well Uber, which has five different kinds of services ranging from a basic ride to high end luxury vehicles, sent out an email  requiring all drivers to accept calls from customers who weren't willing to pay for a fancier ride.

“They’re forcing us to take rides we do not want to take,” another driver yelled.

This isn't the first protest these ride-sharing drivers have staged. In fact, they’ve been protesting all weekend, saying they won't drive until they get what they want, “Enough is enough, just meet us halfway.”

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