Tag: racially motivated attacks

Roma Burned from their Homes as Lessons Go Unlearned in Romania

2017-04-06

By Jonathan Lee

In scenes which should have been relegated to the early twentieth century, Roma in Romania were forced out of their burning home on Friday 31st March after non-Roma decided to ‘teach them a lesson’.

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Mob rules against Ukrainian Roma in 21st century pogrom

2016-08-30

By Jonathan Lee

“Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core.” – Timothy Thomas Fortune

Forced evictions are nothing new for Roma. For many, the ongoing process of settling and resettling when the state bullies and bulldozes Romani families out of their homes has become disturbingly familiar.

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