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Cab drivers protest outside city hall — claiming the commission that regulates them discriminates against Muslims, and hands down burdensome fines and fees designed to drive the small time cabbie out of the business.

A crowd of about twenty cab drivers picketed against the St. Louis Taxicab Commission, a nine-member agency whose members are appointed by Mayor Slay and four by County Executive Dooley.

Cab driver Raja Naeem says he filed suit against the airport, police and the Taxicab Commission in a dispute over his wanting to wear his Muslim religious clothing while he picked up passengers at Lambert Airport.


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