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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:04 PM

African workers in Riyadh seek repatriation after two riot deaths

Thousands of mostly African workers gathered in Riyadh on Sunday seeking repatriation after two people were killed in overnight rioting that followed a visa crackdown by Saudi authorities.

One of those killed was a Saudi, said a government statement, and the other was not identified. An Ethiopian man was killed in a visa raid last week.
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Hundreds of foreign workers clashed with police on Saturday night and into Sunday in Manfouha, a poor district of southern Riyadh where many low-income expatriates live.

Saudi authorities said 68 were also wounded, including 20 Saudis. More than 500 were detained and over 100 cars torched.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/10/us-saudi-foreignworkers-riot-idUSBRE9A90C120131110

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