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Taxi drivers take complaints to city hall

Last month, more than 100 Nashville cab drivers turned off their signs and parked their cabs.

Monday, they took their complaints to city hall.

More than three dozen cabbies showed up at the Metro courthouse to protest the conditions they are working under.

The drivers said they are sick of working and not getting what they deserve and want to have public meetings with Mayor Karl Dean.

Protesters said they make well below poverty wages and sometimes can't even afford to feed their families.

One cabbie gave an example; for a 30 mile cab ride that costs $60, drivers only get to keep $13.25.  The rest goes to the cab company.

"The average a cab driver makes an hour is $2.60 working 16 hours a day," said driver Abdelrhman Hussein.

Monday's protest was held by the Nashville Metro Tax Driver's Alliance.

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