October 20 2021 Taxi drivers and elected officials gathered outside City Hall in Manhattan, New York to announce the beginning of a hunger strike, following a 24/7 month long protest.
Purchasing medallions to operate an independent cab was once considered a dream. Unreasonably high loans overcame drivers with debt and those who bought medallions from the city are now living in a nightmare.
This debt has led some to take their own lives. Cab drivers are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to provide medallion debt relief.
Video by Karla Ann Cote (FNTV Freedomnews.tv)