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Supermarket Staff Lock Dumpster Divers in Recycling Bin

Two Lidl employees in Italy filmed themselves mocking people trapped in the recycling bin
Lidl supermarket

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Two Lidl supermarket employees in Italy filmed themselves locking two Roma women in a recycling bin and shouting at them.

Two Lidl employees in Italy are facing censure this week after they trapped two women in their store’s dumpster, mocked and berated them, and then posted the video to Facebook as a laugh.

According to The Local, the two Lidl employees noticed two Roma women going through the bins behind the store, so they shut the container so they couldn’t get out. As the women screamed for help, the store employees laughed and yelled at them, and one reportedly kept repeating, “You can’t go into the rubbish container at Lidl.” One of the employees even climbed up on top of the bin to film the women from above. Then, apparently deciding the footage was funny and showed them in a good light, the employees posted the video to Facebook for everyone to see.

Lidl did not want to be a part of that, and said it firmly condemned the employee’s behavior and that it would be investigating the video and the employees to see what had actually happened before taking action.

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The two employees have drummed up support from Italian nationalists, however, and the head of Italy’s far-right Northern League party said he’d be offering to help them with legal support.