Paris has decided not to broadcast any world cup games on giant screens in public fan zones amidst concerns over the rights violations of migrant workers and the environmental impact of the tournament in Qatar.
Several other French cities have joined the boycott. More than 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died in Qatar since it won the right to host the World Cup 11 years ago,
The total death toll is significantly higher, as these figures do not include deaths from a number of countries which send large numbers of workers to Qatar, including the Philippines and Kenya. Deaths that occurred in the final months of 2020 are also not included.
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