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New York City Taxi Drivers Will Go on Hunger Strike to Demand Debt Relief

HeadlineOct 19, 2021

Here in New York City, a group of taxi drivers is launching a hunger strike starting tomorrow as they continue to demand the city enact debt relief for thousands of drivers who’ve been devastated by massive debt — accrued largely due to the artificially inflated cost of taxi medallions. This comes after taxi drivers held a 30-day, round-the-clock protest outside City Hall. Drivers have also been denouncing the mental health impacts triggered by the financial ruin. At least nine have died by suicide.

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