Taxi and rail strikes hit European cities

Jun 11, 2014, 7:10 AM EDT
Hundreds of taxi drivers jammed roads around Paris and other big French cities on Monday.
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Transport in major European cities has been disrupted by twin strikes, affecting taxis and rail services. Two-thirds of trains were not running in some areas of France in a strike against reforms and taxis were blocking traffic around some airports. Cab-drivers are protesting at what they regard as a lack of regulation of rival mobile service Uber. A protest began in Madrid early on Wednesday and action was to take place in London, Milan and other cities.
Background:
Taxi and rail strikes hit European cities [BBC]
Traffic snarls expected in Europe as taxi drivers protest against Uber [NYT]

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