Taxi drivers strike on opening day of Madrid tourism conference

Hundreds of taxi drivers protested outside one of Spain's largest tourism fairs on Wednesday, using their vehicles to block access roads and burning bins as part of an open-ended strike against ride-hailing services such as Uber.

Riot police blocked access to the venue where the Fitur fair was being held, as protesting drivers chanted: "We will stop Fitur."

Madrid taxi drivers have been on an open-ended strike since Monday to protest ride-hailing services, which they say are ignoring regulation and pose unfair competition