Although the climate of terror unleashed in Manolada after the shooting of workers, who demanded six months of unpaid wages from their employer, more than 2000 immigrants take part in a demonstration supported by the Labor Unions.
Greek and immigrant workers march together a distance of a 6 Km, from Manolada to the Police station of Varda town and back.
On the way workers from the strawberry fields are constantly joining the protest. The workers chant: "What do we want? Legal papers!", "Freedom-Liberte!", "Never again fascism","Hands off immigrants". They hold flags and the main banner that reads: "Legal immigrants and organized in trade unions."
During the demo around 2,000 migrants, many of whom are without papers, ("sans-papiers") fill out applications to create a Union of Migrant Workers to collectively fight for their rights and to stop terrorism of bosses and racism.
The anti-racists who organize and support the demo stress "the connection between the crimes of the bosses and the racist policies of the government that doesn't legalize migrants, takes back the limited rights of citizenship from the children of migrants, organizes special police corps to chase them and lock them up in concentration camps, keeps borders closed leading to the death of people in the sea, in the river between Greece-Turkey and in the minefields."
Protestors showed that it is the the rage, and not the fear who dominates , the hope and not despair, the mood for a massive organization and not individuation.
Video: Immigrant workers defy shootings and demonstrate in Manolada.