Taxi drivers close BK bridge and ask for debt forgiveness
NEW YORK (1010 VICTORIES) — Taxi drivers closed the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday afternoon to demand debt relief from Congress.
Since the start of the pandemic, ridership has dropped by 80%, leaving drivers to go into debt, work longer hours and struggle to pay their bills to make ends meet.
“We closed the Brooklyn Bridge because only direct action will get us what we need: a debt forgiveness medallion now,” the New York Taxi Workers union wrote on Twitter.
After crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, dozens of NYPD taxis and vehicles arrived at Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office near Grand Army Plaza for a press conference on federal relief measures for drivers.
Senator Schumer then pledged his support and endorsed their Debt Cancellation Campaign for debt relief for struggling New York taxi drivers.