Freed Pakistani power loom workers greeted by thousands of workers

As reported recently, after a long fight, the group of power loom workers that had led the major strikes in Faisalabad were freed this week. These workers had been given hundreds of years’ jail sentences under the country’s draconian anti-terror legislation. They took their first steps out of jail on the 6th of May amid thousands of cheering supporters. Most power loom factories closed on that day so that workers could support their leaders.