Uber is sorry about raising fares during the Sydney Siege


Uber Australia has issued an apology for raising its fares in Sydney during a hostage situation in the city’s central business district, reports Mashable. When Man Haron Monis took 17 people hostage at a Lindt cafe in Martin Place last week, Uber’s cab fares surged to four times their usual, making it difficult for citizens to leave the area safely. The company first said that this was done to encourage more drivers to pick up passengers from the CBD, and after a major outcry from Twitter users, offered rides out of the area for free. On Wednesday, Uber sent out…

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