London cabbies protest Olympics lane

Hundreds of London taxi drivers have blocked a major

intersection in the heart of the city on July 17 to protest their

exclusion from the road lanes dedicated to Olympic traffic.

London taxi drivers park their cabs on Parliament Square, outside the houses of Parliament as they take part in a protest in reaction to not being allowed to use the Olympic driving lanes in London, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
London cabbies
London taxi drivers park their cabs on Parliament Square, outside the houses of Parliament as they take part in a protest in reaction to not being allowed to use the Olympic driving lanes in London, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
London taxi drivers park their cabs on the junction of Whitehall and Parliament Square, as they take part in a protest to jam traffic in reaction to not being allowed to use the Olympic driving lanes in London, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
London cabbies
London taxi drivers park their cabs on the junction of Whitehall and Parliament Square, as they take part in a protest to jam traffic in reaction to not being allowed to use the Olympic driving lanes in London, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Taxi drivers demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament on July 17, 2012 in London, England. The protest was targeted at London 2012 organisers over the ban on taxis being able to use the dedicated Olympic traffic lanes. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
London cabbies
Taxi drivers demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament on July 17, 2012 in London, England. The protest was targeted at London 2012 organisers over the ban on taxis being able to use the dedicated Olympic traffic lanes. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Taxi drivers demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament on July 17, 2012 in London, England. The protest was targeted at London 2012 organisers over the ban on taxis being able to use the dedicated Olympic traffic lanes. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
London cabbies
Taxi drivers demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament on July 17, 2012 in London, England. The protest was targeted at London 2012 organisers over the ban on taxis being able to use the dedicated Olympic traffic lanes. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Taxi drivers demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament on July 17, 2012 in London, England. The protest was targeted at London 2012 organisers over the ban on taxis being able to use the dedicated Olympic traffic lanes. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
London cabbies
Taxi drivers demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament on July 17, 2012 in London, England. The protest was targeted at London 2012 organisers over the ban on taxis being able to use the dedicated Olympic traffic lanes. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A taxi cab drives past an Olympic lane on a street as the city prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics, central London, Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A taxi cab drives past an Olympic lane on a street as the city prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics, central London, Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A taxi cab drives past an Olympic lane on a street as the city prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics, central London, Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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