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Saudi Arabia illegal worker crackdown leaves ‘shops closed, streets empty’

Source : Saudi Gazette | 06 Nov 2013

Residents and citizens woke up in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to a day crippled by a lack of necessary services as illegal expat workers, who failed to rectify their status, stayed indoors for fear of being arrested.

Streets were less crowded and taxi drivers charged exorbitant fares, markets were near-deserted, many commercial establishments and hospitals reported no-shows, shutters were down on many grocery stores and eateries, street vendors largely absent.

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