Farm foremen arrested over shooting of migrant workers in Greece Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou, editing by Harry Papachristou and Angus MacSwan, Reuters UK 19 April 2013
Police on Friday arrested three foremen at a Greek strawberry farm on suspicion that they shot and wounded more than 20 migrant farmers who were protesting over unpaid wages.
The incident on Wednesday was the latest attack on foreign workers in crisis-hit Greece and has prompted a public outcry.
The three men face charges of attempted murder for opening fire at a crowd of about 200 mostly Bangladeshi immigrants in the southwestern town of Manolada. None of the victims was seriously injured.
The suspects, all Greeks aged 21, 27 and 31, had been on the run since the incident on Wednesday, a police official said. The farm owner was arrested on Thursday. (read more)
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