Two arrested after labour camp 'riot'

Trouble flared over Australia v Pakistan cricket match

Picture for illustrative purposes only.
Picture for illustrative purposes only.

Two Asian workers were arrested after allegedly provoking a ‘riot’ in a labour accommodation faciltiy, when an argument over the Australia vs Pakistan cricket match become overheated.

The dispute escalated to such an extent that five cars and a tank were set on fire by two groups of workers who were watching the cricket match between Australia and Pakistan on 5 October, according to the Khaleej Times.

The argument arose when one of the Pakistan players was ruled out and some Bangladeshi workers began clapping, leading to an argument, which then escalated into a fight.

Police arrested two who were believed to have instigated the mass fight in the labour camp in Jebel Ali, and both have been referred to Dubai Public Prosecution.

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