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This Cabbie Attacked An Uber Car And Was Dragged 20 Metres Down The Street

He also compared Uber to ISIS.

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A Toronto cab driver attacked a car he suspected of being used by an UberX driver on Wednesday as taxi companies staged a city-wide protest against the ride-sharing service.

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Taxis blockaded streets and drove slowly along main roads to bring traffic to a standstill in the city's core. Cab drivers say Uber is stealing business from them without having to play by the same licensing and safety rules.

The taxi driver, identified as Suntharesan Kanagasabai, was talking to a CBC News crew about the protest when he spotted what he thought was an UberX car. Kanagasabai started banging on the windows and trying to pry open the driver's door.

The driver sped up and Kanagasabai held on to the vehicle, getting dragged about 50 feet before the driver stopped the car. He appeared unhurt.

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"We are trying to get a point across, that's what we're trying to do," he told a reporter afterward.

Kanagasabai was also interviewd by Global News earlier in the day, telling the TV station that "Uber is going to be like ISIS, my friend. Uber is ISIS."

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Toronto's city council voted in September to update its taxi regulations to accommodate ride-sharing services. Those changes are not expected until next year. The city also asked Uber to stop its UberX service until those new rules are fleshed out, but the company has continued to operate in Toronto.

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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