Washington Post Editor Karen Attiah tweeted, “Everyone who uses Uber should consider the implications of @dkhos’s words. If one of @Uber’s main investors kills someone it doesn’t really matter. A representative of a murderous regime can still keep a board seat. When you’re rich, your crimes become ‘mistakes.’ #BoycottUber.” 

Why were people boycotting Uber in May 2019?

On May 8, 2019, Uber and Lyft drivers went on strike, and demanding patrons do the same, to protest for fair pay and better working conditions. The hashtag #StrikeUberLyft circulated on social media to show support. Drivers across major cities went on strike for numerous reasons. “In New York, the New York Taxi Workers’ Alliance held a rush hour strike from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and then gathered to picket outside of the Uber and Lyft offices in Long Island City,” NY Taxi Workers tweeted.

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