Spanish taxi drivers create blockade to protest unfair competition

Tensions grew in central Madrid on Monday, as a taxi strike entered its eighth consecutive day in the Spanish capital.

Taxi drivers are protesting what they view as unfair competition from VTC ride-hailing apps, including Uber and Cabify, that do not face the same regulations and taxes as they do.

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Slowing traffic & hurling eggs: Tourist transport drivers protest in Paris

More than 100 VTC (tourist transport, with driver)-registered chauffeurs took to the streets of Paris on Friday, for a second day of protest.

The protesters are demanding a minimum fare, tax benefits on fuel, and a reduction in the number of license cards, according to local media reports.

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