Published April 19, 2013
ATHENS, Greece – Greek authorities have arrested three foremen of a strawberry farm accused of shooting and injuring 28 Bangladeshi laborers protesting pay arrears, in a case that shocked Greece and highlighted racial tensions in the financially troubled country.
A police statement says the three were arrested Friday in the southern town of Amaliada, near the village where the shootings took place on Wednesday.
Two of the Greek men, aged 39 and 27, were arrested at their lawyer's office. The third, aged 21, was stopped during a road check.
All three face multiple charges of attempted murder.
A total 28 Bangladeshi workers suffered shotgun injuries in Wednesday's attack, but none is in life-threatening condition.
Police said the shootings followed an altercation between the foremen and some 200 workers demanding six months' unpaid wages.