For years, Greek agriculture live from the work of migrant workers, often undocumented. Use made of low wages, not always paid, bad working conditions and precarious life, and violence against those trying to enforce its rights.
That was the case on Wednesday, April 17. At Nea Manolada, Bangladeshi farm workers to harvest strawberries claim their back wages up to six months. The three foremen of the farm, armed with a pistol and two rifles, fired, making 28 wounded, and fled. Arrested by the police, they go on trial todayas well as the owner of the farm, accused of being behind the shooting.
Such violence is not the first in this region. Three years ago, two villagers had tied two Bangladeshis to their motorcycles and had trailed them in the village because they suspected them of stealing sheep. Last year, it was an Egyptian who had two people stuck his head in the door of their car and they dragged him over one kilometer.
To faced such violence, a boycott strawberries Nea Manolada was launched on the net.