Taxi drivers blockaded one of Madrid's best known squares - Plaza del Sol - as their open-ended strike against ride-sharing apps entered its eighth day on Monday.

Cabbies have been staging a number of protests across the city, bringing traffic to a standstill. Hundreds of taxi drivers from other parts of Spain have been pouring into Madrid to support their colleagues.

They are demanding the municipal government regulate VTC [vehicle for hire] licenses, which companies like Uber and Cabify use to operate.

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