Many tourists reorted to walking to catch a flight at the San Jose airport this Tuesday morning. Photo La Nacion
The protest by the taxi drivers today turned violent minutes before 6:00am, less than an hour after hundreds of taxi drivers began to block major roads around the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM).
The only violent confrontation reported (as of 8:00am) was in San Pedro, across from the mall, when a group of taxi drivers fought with police. One report says a police officer lost several teeth. Images of bloodied shirts of taxi drivers were among the images on national television.
A police official cleaning the road way strewn with nails and screws. Suspected are the protesting taxi drivers. Photo from Waze

At other points –  the area around the

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