Taxi drivers on strike in Rome
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Italian taxi drivers strike against austerity measures

23 January 2012 Last updated at 16:39 GMT

Taxi drivers in Italy are on strike today against the liberalisation package approved by the government last week.

They say that the proposed increase in the number of taxi licences will create more problems, since work is already scarce.

The government hopes to end restrictive practices and increase competition through these measures.

Tom Santorelli reports.