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article imageBloodshed in strawberry fields, 30 migrant workers shot in Greece

By Katerina Nikolas     Apr 18, 2013 in World
Up to 30 immigrant Bangladeshi workers were injured when 200 workers demanded unpaid wages for labouring in the strawberry fields of Nea Manolada in the Greek Peloponnese. Supervisors turned shotguns on the labourers.
Ekathimerini reported the migrant farm workers demanded unpaid wages. The incident escalated into an argument and at least one of the three Greek supervisors turned a shotgun on the workers, shooting into the crowd.
According to Newsit police have now detained the three suspects. Two shotguns and a pistol are said to be have been used. Seven of the farm workers are still in the hospital.
Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou issued a statement saying: “The injuries suffered by protesting farm workers in Manolada are being condemned in the most absolute manner by the entirety of Greek society, This unprecedented and devastating act is alien to Greek morals and the reaction of the authorities will be swift and proper.”
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