The workers are agitating for tickets due to the shortage of flights compared to the number of stranded expatriates
Thousands of Saudi expatriates have gathered in front of Saudi Airlines office in the capital's Karwan Bazar area for tickets from Sunday morning.
They have been protesting over the past few days for tickets in the capital to go back to their workplaces in the middle-eastern country.
Sultana Jahan, Sub inspector and duty officer of Hatirjheel police station, said, "The expatriates took position in front of the airlines office since 8am. It created a crowd and obstructed vehicular movement through the area. However, the duty police controlled the situation."
"We have not been informed about any road block yet," she added.
The workers are agitating for tickets due to the shortage of flights compared to the number of stranded expatriates.
Over one lakh Bangladeshi expats got stuck here after returning from abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic. Around 80 percent of them are Saudi returnees, according to Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies.