SANTIAGO (AFP) - Some 50,000 drivers of shared taxis and minibuses went on strike Wednesday across Chile to protest fuel price hikes, blocking roads, clashing with police and stranding a million commuters. The strike affected several cities, including the capital Santiago, where the shutdown of the private shared taxis and minibuses caused severe traffic jams. We are not able to continue to accept the up-and-down of fuel prices for the group taxis, while other modes of public urban transport remain subsidized by the government, Chiles Taxi Confederation president Hector Sandoval told local media, adding that about one million commuters were left with no way to get to work.