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Anti-racism demonstrators call for protection of Roma

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 21th of March 2011   Source: MTI


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About 150 demonstrators gathered in downtown Budapest in two separate events to demand government action to stop anti-Roma and neo-Nazi manifestations and protect the Roma minority on Monday evening, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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Speakers at the rally organised by two Roma rights group and the Wesley Janos College in front of the Parliament called on the government to prevent racist ideologies from spreading and gaining ground in politics. They press for all democratic forces to join hands and fight against the far right by peaceful means.

 

Chief organiser Emese Ildiko Nagy said the "state must act against racism and protect its citizens against paramilitary organisations," alluding to recent patrols by a civil organisation in Gyongyospata, a small village in northern Hungary.

 

A civil group calling itself the Civil Guard Association for a Better Future has been patrolling the village since early March citing an increase in crime among the local Roma.

 

On March 6 the radical nationalist Jobbik party staged a demonstration in the village, saying that crime had increased in the area. Jobbik leader Gabor Vona insisted that the protest was not "anti-Gypsy" but "pro-Hungarian". Deputy Jobbik leader Tamas Sneider said his party was against crime in general, but "ethnic crime" was especially unacceptable.

 

Emese Ildiko Nagy said the Monday demonstration had been organised also in protest against the police that "were doing nothing against the unlawful acts at Gyongyospata for weeks."

 

Janos Farkas, the town's Roma leader said members of the Civil Guard had in the past 16 days been vexing the 430 local Roma residents who "will seek asylum in other EU member states" unless action is taken for their protection.

 

The demonstrators later joined the candle-light commemoration Amnesty International staged at the Interior Ministry nearby.

 

Amnesty, the European Roma Right Centre and the New York-based Human Rights First sent a letter to the government, urging Hungarian authorities to intervene and protect the Roma residents of Gyongyospata, Amnesty Hungary leader Orsolya Jeney said.



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