Bahrain: Expat street vendors could face legal action

Legal action could be taken against expatriate street vendors who violate the law, after the Cabinet approved yesterday a proposal submitted by the Council of Representatives to address the issue of such individuals in public places, markets, roads and houses of worship.

The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry was requested to take the necessary procedures, in coordination with the competent authorities.

The Cabinet’s approval was to stop all foreign street vendors and take the necessary legal measures to prevent street vendors in all places like markets, roads, and places of worship.

The Cabinet mandated the Ministry of Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning to coordinate with the relevant authorities to carry out the decision.

It is noteworthy that the approval came after a number of disputes occurred recently in which vendors assaulted security personnel who tried to stop their violations.


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