A picture showing senior Saudi citizens flashing a ‘V’-sign to celebrate their victory after ousting thousands of labor law offenders from the market has gone viral on social media.
The senior citizens worked in the fruits and vegetables market in southern Dhahran. More than 75% of stores at the market were closed on Monday due to the absence of legal offenders.
Many locals expressed their support and gratitude to the Interior and Labor ministries for taking this step forward towards ousting violators of the system. They also called for continuation of the inspection campaign to eliminate irregularities, pointing out that illegal expatriates would show up again once they realized the situation was favourable and it was safe to make an appearance.