Two days ago, Uber driver Subhakar Khadka was physically assaulted and pepper sprayed by a group of three Uber passengers after they refused to comply with Uber's rider policy to wear facial masks during this Covid pandemic.
He politely informed the riders that he was cancelling the ride and that they needed to leave his vehicle. They then proceeded to hit him, yank the mask off of his face, tried to steal his phone, and then pepper sprayed him.
Uber then failed to step up to take care of this Uber driver to help him with lost wages and cleaning from having pepper spray chemicals sprayed into the fabric of his car. They instead began with only offering $20 in compensation for having pepper spray covering his interior fabric. They then upped it to $120 in compensation but this does not come close to the expenses needed to have a professional car detailing to try and remove the strong chemicals of pepper spray and also the lost wages from not being able to work.
We will have Subhakar take possession of any funds raised in this campaign to help him with his living expenses while he is unable to work due to this trauma. With his inability to work, he will need these funds as soon as possible.
Check out the coverage popping up from local ABC Reporter Dion Lim on Twitter
About the Organizer: Cyan Banister is one of the first investors in Uber and appalled by the fact that Uber hasn't done the right thing and is helping organize this fundraise to help Subhakar.
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