I was delighted to lead a small but determined protest took place outside the Greek Embassy on Saturday 2 August. The protest was dominated by Camden residents who have taken it upon themselves to show solidarity with workers in Greece.
The protest related to the shooting of 28 migrant Bangladeshi workers by some Greek farmers. The workers were shot, after asking for their wages – having not been paid for some months. The farmers, who had admitted their actions were acquitted last week of criminal charges – sparking the demo outside the Greek Embassy.
The protesters handed in a letter that I had drafted to the Greek Embassy. The letter demanded an inquiry and for the accused to be brought to account. The event was filmed by Bangladeshi news outlet.
I was absolutely outraged when I heard about what happened and many felt that we should show solidarity with the workers in Greece. I have written to the Greek Embassy, demanding justice. I have also written to the Foreign Secretary, asking the Government to intervene – and for his Labour shadow to raise this matter in the House of Commons. All these workers did was to ask for their wages