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Greece farm shooting:
30 injured in pay dispute

BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 4/18/2013 6:48:35 AM

About 30 migrant workers have been injured in a shooting on a strawberry farm in Greece after requesting salaries that had not been paid. The migrants--mainly from Bangladesh--were shot at by at least one farm supervisor, in a Peloponnesian village in southern Greece. Several of the workers have been taken to hospital but none are in a critical condition. The owner of the farm in Nea Manolada and one foreman have been arrested. Nea Manolada, about 260km (160 miles) west of Athens, is an area where thousands of migrant workers are employed. Around 200 workers had gathered to request their

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 4/18/2013 7:48:23 AM     (No. 9281981)

So when the odds are 200 to one, defense is now racist. Also the was no mention of the nationality of the foreman who fired. I bet he was Bangladeshi or at the least, Indian.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: texaspast, 4/18/2013 8:28:15 AM     (No. 9282054)

The Peloponnesian strawberry wars.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 4/18/2013 9:02:45 AM     (No. 9282121)

#1, perhaps the racism was in the presumption that one could get away with not paying them for their work because of their ethnicity?

The article is short on details that are important to judging the situation. How long was the delay in paying the salaries vs when payment was promised? Why was payment delayed (perhaps the owner of the farm was facing financial difficulties)? What role did outside agitators play in getting the workers to protest?

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