Thursday, 18 June 2009

Romanian victims of Racist Violence in Belfast are mainly Roma

Belfast is supposed to be the racist capital of Europe. The recent violence against Romanians living in Belfast should therefore come as no surprise. On the night of 16 June, around twenty families consisting of about a hundred individuals were forced to move out of a neighbourhood and shelter in a church hall after a week-long orgy of violence targeting their houses.

Interestingly, most of the Romanian victims are Roma and look very much South Asian as this BBC video shows. I wonder if these immigrants were targeted because there are Romanians or because they are Roma.

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