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A new truckers' strike has started today in Spain, with hundreds of demonstrators wearing high-visibility vests marching through the center of Madrid.
The strike by the unofficial Platform for the Defense of the Transport Sector, which brings together self-employed drivers and small transport companies, demands changes in road freight transport regulations while protesting the cost of living.
Demonstrators marched through the center of Madrid from the Atocha train station to the Parliament. They are seeking changes in the regulation of road freight transport to protect margins and keep truckers' costs down.
The Platform in Defense of Transport does not have the support of the two largest unions in the country: the General Union of Workers (UGT) and Comisiones Obreras (CC.OO).
Another indefinite strike was called today by the Platform. In March and April, a truckers' strike lasted 20 days, paralyzing the country's supply chain.