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Madrid / Thousands of taxi drivers from all cities in Spain have protest today in Madrid against rental vehicles with driver (VTC) offered by platforms Uber and Cabify.

The protest coincides with a strike of twenty-four hours in Spain called by associations of the Fedetaxi sector, the Caracol Association, Antaxi, Elite Taxi (FETE) and Platform TNT that, according to their estimates, has followed 100 percent of the taxi drivers.

The march was presided over by placards that reading “For compliance with the law” and “No to the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) and its multinationals For the public service of taxi”.

The demonstration began after 11.00 in the Plaza del Emperador Carlos V, next to the Atocha station, and about two hours later it ended at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo, next to the Congress of Deputies, headed by some thirty Taxis and followed by thousands of participants on foot.

Attendees have carried flags of different regions and posters with slogans such as “De la Serna resignation”, “The PP wants to destroy 100,000 jobs”, “No to unfair competition” or “Uber buys politicians in Europe.”

The conveners have delivered a letter in Congress addressed to the different parliamentary groups with their demands. 

The taxi drivers have announced a sit-in from three in the afternoon in the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo. (29 noviembre 2017, EFE/PracticaEspañol)

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