Spain: Madrid Uber protests: Riot police deployed as taxi drivers in yellow vests light fires and block traffic

Riot police have been deployed in Madrid as taxi drivers lit bonfires and blocked traffic in protest over ride-hailing apps such as Uber.

Drivers, wearing yellow vests akin to those used by demonstrators in neighbouring France, disrupted a major highway in the Spanish capital.

The group threatened to block access to an international tourism show, due to be opened by King Felipe at a conference centre the outskirts of the city on Wednesday.