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Ethiopians demonstrate outside Saudi embassy in London

There has been growing anger among Ethiopians about the way that some of their compatriots have been treated in Saudi Arabia.

Things came to a head following an ultimatum for illegal migrant workers to leave the country and there were clashes in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, which led to several deaths last week.

The Saudi authorities say all illegal immigrants were given eight months to get proper documentation and put forward their case for staying - a move which was widely publicised and done in co-ordination with the diplomatic representatives of the various nationals affected.

They said on Monday, as Ethiopians held demonstrations at Saudi embassies around the world, that those deported were welcome to reapply to enter the kingdom legally.

BBC Africa's Kasim Kayira went along to the protest in London.

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  • 18 Nov 2013