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Spain's truck drivers strike over fuel costs

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Spanish truck drivers have started an indefinite national strike to protest against rising fuel prices. It comes after the country’s fishermen launched their own industrial action last week.

The hike in production costs for many sectors is causing widespread concern internationally.

In Spain, organisers say the strike could eventually involve up to 300,000 vehicles.

Catalan farmers also joined in, using tractors to hamper traffic.

Demonstrators are demanding cuts in fuel-related taxes, a proposal that Spain’s government has rejected.