Taxi drivers in Hamilton say it’s time for something to be done about their safety concerns.
Dozens of them have circled City Hall in their cabs, sounding the alarm on the dangers that they face, three weeks after the brutal beating of a colleague outside a townhouse complex on Limeridge Road.
55 year old Anwar Sajad suffered a dislocated shoulder, a broken pelvis and a broken leg in the attack and is still in hospital.
Muhammad Nadeem, a protest organizer, is upset that the alleged assailant is free on bail after being charged with aggravated assault.
Cabbies also have the backing of Councillor Sam Merulla — as they push for a city bylaw that would require passengers to prepay for cab trips that occur overnight.