The reporter, who cannot be named for safety reasons, says the event is suspected to be related to gang tax, where taxi drivers are forced to pay gangsters to use routes.
“Yesterday morning I got into a taxi that would take me straight to work. I live on the outskirts of the area, so I had to travel with the taxi into the neighbourhood so it could fill up and then we would head onto the freeway towards the city.
“We drove through the area from my end to the other end. On our way back, we noticed a commotion, where about 10 taxis were parked blocking off the road and then they stopped our taxi.
“They had some words with our driver, he tried to negotiate telling them he just wanted to drop us in town and he would be back to join what looked like a meeting.