The company Uber, engaged in the transport of passengers, said it froze its services in the Spanish city of Barcelona because of innovations.

The ruling was made after the Catalan government insisted on introducing a 15-minute delay before passengers could be picked up.

The goal of the taxi driver protests in Barcelona was Uber, which undermined their business.

The carrier service said that, due to new restrictions, it had no choice but to pause its services and think about its prospects in Barcelona.

Although the transportation of passengers has been suspended, the UberEats food delivery service will continue its work.

Local service Cabify, which has one million customers in Barcelona,  said the city had made concessions to the taxi sector, despite the interests of citizens.

Adding that the move would put at risk 3,000 jobs in the city.