Uber users in hundreds are deleting the app from their mobile phones to support Muslim travelers and refugees who are currently caught up in the latest executive order of United States President Donald Trump that bans temporarily travelers from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan.
Taxi drivers in New York went on a strike yesterday evening and Uber is accused of profiting from it. Between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. the drivers from New York Taxi Workers Alliance refused picking up airport passengers inside John F. Kennedy International Airport to protest against the travel restriction order of Trump administration.
One Twitter user tweeted, “Shame on @Uber for profiting off the refugee crisis at JFK. We vote with our dollar every single day. #deleteuber.”
Another user tweeted, “deleted my @uber account, you should too.”
It is accused the ride-hailing company continued offering rides in the evening from JFK airport even knowing about the taxi strike protesting against Trump’s travel ban decision for 90 days.
People in hundreds are also using hashtag #DeleteUber to protest against Uber.
Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick is accused too of collaborating with the new president as he has joined Trump’s business advisory council.
Protestors barricaded the front of Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco.
Meanwhile, Kalanick has released a statement saying even though most of the taxi drivers are from Muslim countries the ban will impact many innocent people.
He added will be raising the issue on Friday during the first business advisory group meeting with the president.