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Spanish Taxis Block Central Madrid in Car-sharing Protest

More than a thousand Spanish taxi drivers blocked a central Madrid boulevard on Thursday, beeping horns and setting off firecrackers, to protest plans to open the country to greater competition from ride-hailing and car-sharing services. Uber and other companies such as Cabify face demonstrations from taxi drivers worldwide for operating services which match private vehicle owners with customers. Uber cannot currently operate in Spain while authorities decide their legal status,...

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