Greek police arrested the three foremen suspected of shooting at immigrant workers demanding outstanding wages. Two of the suspects, 27 and 39 years old, were arrested at a lawyers’ office in Amaliada on Friday morning, just hours after the youngest suspect, 21, was arrested while on the street of the city.
The three foremen are suspected to have shot with rifles at a group of strawberry fields workers, injuring at least 28 people, mainly from Bangladesh and Pakistan. The immigrant workers were demanding outstanding wages of six months.
Video: short after the shooting -injured migrants trying to help each other
Local police, the headquarters in Athens and the department against racist violence investigate whether the three were involved in other racist attacks.
At least one of them, the 27-year-old, is awaiting trial for injuring an Egyptian worker last August.
The three foremen will face charges to felony offenses, while the strawberry field owner will face charges for e inciting attempted murder and violation of the Aliens Law.
Immigrants will not be deported
On Thursday, local media reported that four of the injured workers would be deported, as they had no legal documents.
On Friday, Minister for Public Order Nikos Dendias announced all the immigrant workers involved in the incident would be protected from deportation.