THOUSANDS of cockroaches, locusts and crickets were released into Byron hamburger restaurants by activists in protest at the chain’s “entrapment” of migrant workers.
The activists confirmed at the weekend that they released the insects into the burger chain’s Central St Giles and Holborn branches on Friday evening.
They accused Byron of carrying out “underhand entrapment” of its workers after 35 people were removed by immigration officials earlier in July.
The chain is said to have invited suspected illegal immigrants from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt to a special training day only for the event to be stormed by Home Office immigration officers.
London Black Revs and the Malcolm X Movement said in a joint Facebook statement on Saturday they had taken “affirmative action” in response to the chain’s “despicable actions in the past weeks having entrapped waiters, back of house staff and chefs in collaboration with UK Border Agency.”
A protest outside Byron in Holborn will be held at 6.30pm tonight.