Riyadh Saudi Arabia: thousands of Afican migrants involved in clashes with vigilantes, police

Posted on November 10, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriates Attacked, Middle East

nst.com.my reported..RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: Thousands of African migrants residing illegally in Saudi Arabia’s main city of Riyadh surrendered to police on Sunday, residents said, a day after two people were killed in violent clashes between Ethiopians and vigilante residents backed by police.
The clashes, which also injured 68, were the clearest sign yet of how rapidly a nationwide crackdown on millions of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia could spiral into chaos and instability in the tightly-controlled kingdom. The sweeps and deportations appear to have broad backing by Saudis since it is aimed largely at creating more job opportunities for the kingdom’s own citizens, who comprise less than half of the country’s workforce.Read more: Foreigners, police clash in Saudi capital, 2 dead – Read Article

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