Rideshare drivers in Georgia have officially begun their 12-hour strike in Atlanta, which made #UberLyftStrike a trending topic on Twitter.
Although it’s unclear how many of Atlanta’s Uber and Lyft drivers will participate in the strike, which is part of a broader one by rideshare drivers across the country, it started at noon Wednesday, May 8 and will last until midnight.
As the strike got underway, Atlantans took to social media to share their thoughts. Several said they supported the strikers, who are fighting for better pay among other things.
A few said they did not understand the strike, because they believe ridesharing is not a real job.
Some said Lyft, Uber and taxi drivers who aren’t on strike may be able earn more money since there will be less drivers on the road.
And many talked about finding rides. While some said they were able to catch a ride with ease, others said they were having trouble.