Khaitan Riot

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The Khaitan Riot occurred in the Kuwaiti suburb of Khaitan (20km south of Kuwait city) on the days of October 30 and October 31, 1999.

The riot lasted 2 days and resulted in the injury of over 120 people and involved over 3,000 Egyptian workers, most of whom were deported afterwards. The riot began as a result of an Egyptian worker breaking a plate in a store owned by a Bangladeshi. The worker refused to pay for the plate, which cost less than USD 3.00 and after an intense argument the police were called and arrested him. This sparked rioting by the Egyptians.

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