Byron Burger
The company has faced an immediate backlash on social media, with #boycottbyron among top trending hashtags waldopepper/ Flickr

Thousands of people have taken to social media to lambast restaurant chain Byron Burgers after it reportedly asked foreign workers to attend a 'training day' where dozens of employees were arrested in an immigration sting.

The employees were reportedly lined up and interrogated by Home Office officers, with 35 staff from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt arrested for immigration offences.

The company has since faced an immediate backlash on social media, with the hashtag #boycottbyron among top-trending issues. Protests have been planned following the news and at least 1,000 people have confirmed they will be attending a protest at the chain's High Holborn branch in London on August 1 at 6.30pm.

The event will be co-hosted by United Voices of the World Union, London Latinxs, Black Dissidents, London IWW, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, South London Solfed, War On Want and Global Justice Now.

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