Employers reportedly shot at migrant farm workers who demanded six months’ back pay
Police say at least 20 migrant farm workers in the Peloponnese were injured when employers fired at them.
An employer reportedly opened fire against a large group of about 200 Bangladeshi immigrant farm workers in Nea Manolada, on the outskirts of Ileia in the Peloponnese, on Thursday. The immigrant workers had reportedly gathered to demand six-months’ worth of unpaid wages.
Police reported that one of at least three farmers opened fire, injuring at least 20 migrant workers. One farmer armed with a hunting rifle was reportedly arrested.
Several thousand migrant workers (many of them reportedly undocumented) are empoyed as strawberry pickers in the area.