London taxi drivers have brought Westminster to a standstill in a protest over their ban from dedicated Olympics traffic lanes.
More than 200 black cabs arrived in Parliament Square just before 2pm blaring their horns to tourists' bemusement.
Their demonstration is targeted at Games' organisers who developed the so-called Zil lanes available only to Olympics officials, athletes and other approved vehicles.
– Jonathan Myers, of the United Cabbies group union
There will be no access to these lanes for any traffic apart from the Olympics family.
Taxis are excluded, which is unacceptable and wrong. This is a working city and we need to get around and do our job.