16 Nov 2013

RIYADH: Thousands of Africans, mostly Ethiopians, surrendered to Saudi authorities for a second day on Tuesday as Addis Ababa announced the death of three citizens during clashes in the Gulf kingdom

Illegal migrants sit on the roof of a police bus with their belongings on November 13, 2013 before being transferred to a center in the capital Riyadh ahead of their deportation. Renewed clashes on November 13 between Saudis and illegal migrants, targeted in a nationwide campaign, killed one person and wounded 17. A Sudanese died as Saudis clashed with illegal migrants in the southern Riyadh neighborhood of Manfuhah, scene to riots over recent days. Last week, the ultra-conservative kingdom began rounding up thousands of illegals following the expiry on November 4 of a final amnesty for them to formalize their status.
Illegal migrants sit on the roof of a police bus with their belongings on November 13, 2013 before being transferred to a center in the capital Riyadh ahead of their deportation. Renewed clashes on November 13 between Saudis and illegal migrants, targeted in a nationwide campaign, killed one person and wounded 17. A Sudanese died as Saudis clashed with illegal migrants in the southern Riyadh neighborhood of Manfuhah, scene to riots over recent days. Last week, the ultra-conservative kingdom began rounding up thousands of illegals following the expiry on November 4 of a final amnesty for them to formalize their status.

Foreign workers wait with their belongings before boarding police buses transferring them to an assembly center prior to their deportation on November 12, 2013 in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Hundreds of illegal migrants targeted in a Saudi nationwide crackdown turned themselves in on November 10 after security forces besieged a Riyadh neighborhood where riots had killed two people. On November 11, 2013, the authorities began rounding up thousands of illegal foreign workers following the expiry of a final amnesty for them to formalize their status.

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