Cabbie seriously injured in Madrid taxi protest

A cab driver in Madrid has been seriously injured whilst taking part in taxi protests that have hit the city.

The taxi driver was participating in a roadblock when he was hit by a vehicle at approximately 2 p.m. local time on January 23.

According to El Pais the cabbie is said to be in a critical condition.

Protests have taken place in both Madrid and Barcelona over the lack of proper regulation for ride hailing apps such as uber and cabify.

More than 26000 taxi drivers have taken part in protests in the two major cities and a number of arrests have been made for acts of violence and vandalism, there have alsobeen 11 injuries reported.

Taxi drivers at one point were blocking the access roads leading to Madrid’s Adolfo Suárez- Barajas airport, but lifted the roadblock after the cabbie was hit by a passing car.

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