Nea Manolada, 160 miles west of Athens, is an area where thousands of migrant workers are employed in agriculture.
On Wednesday 17 April, about 200 strawberry pickers, migrant workers from Bangladesh, went to the company offices to ask for more than six months’ wages they had not received.
Three foremen employed by the landowner, a big capitalist strawberry exporter, met the workers and stonewalled their demands. The workers protested.
Two foremen went to their car and took out their shotguns. A third took a revolver and began firing into the air. The first two then began to shoot to kill,