Friday, August 21, 2009

Violence against roma in Romania

In an earlier post I pondered over the fact that violence against roma minorities seemed to be a on the rise in comparatively well-developed central Europe than in poor southeastern Europe. unfortunately I was not right.

Cotidianul reports in a long well written feature article how the Hungarian population in Hargitha attacked their roma neighbours armed with clubs, axes and spades. Unfortunately no one died this time. Hopefully no one will.

Hargitha is a village in the transylvanian part of Romania. it is populated with hungarians, romanians and roma. Of course all groups have a list of complaints about the other. But it is the roma that get hunted with clubs. Society should not try to place blame, but prevent any kind of violence.

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