Greek police clash with striking taxi drivers on Crete

Athens – Greek taxi drivers clashed with riot police on the southern Mediterranean island of Crete Monday after the drivers blocked access to the main airport at the height of the tourist season.

The taxi drivers, who are in their third week of protest against government plans to liberalize their profession, prevented hundreds of tourists from accessing Irakeio airport.

Meanwhile hundreds of taxi drivers took over highway toll booths on the country’s largest bridge, the Rio-Antirio bridge in western Greece.

Thousands of holidaymakers are affected by the strike as demonstrators have blocked to major roads as well as ports and airports.

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