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Foreign construction workers stage rare protest in Dubai over pay

Hundreds of migrant workers from South Asia have staged a rare protest in Dubai over a pay dispute with a construction firm employing them.

Photos posted on social media showed the workers blocking one of the busiest roads in the city on Tuesday morning.

Public protests are prohibited in the United Arab Emirates, and riot police were deployed.

The protest ended without any violence or arrests, and Dubai’s government says the dispute has now been resolved.

Hundreds of thousands of foreigners are employed in the construction industry. Many face exploitation and have little recourse to basic rights.

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