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18 Jan 2019 | 02:24 PM UTC

Spain: Taxi driver protest in Barcelona January 18

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Taxi drivers stage protest in Barcelona January 18; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Barcelona

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Taxi drivers in Barcelona launched an indefinite strike with little notice on Friday, January 18, in response to a draft regulation on vehicle-for-hire services. Taxi drivers are attempting to block access to Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) by staging go-slow operations on the C-31 road between L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and the airport's Terminal 2. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are anticipated in the area. Further disruptions are possible in the coming days.


Individuals in Barcelona are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution and allow for extra time to reach their destinations.


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