Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Roma's Russian Harassment

Hundreds of Roma people have been forcibly evicted from a village in western Russia after one ethnic Russian was killed and another left in a coma. Tensions between Roma people and Russian villagers in the region of Penza boiled over last week, leading to a deadly brawl, arson attacks, and forced evictions.

 Videos posted from the village of Chemodanovka in the Penza region showed houses owned by Roma families on fire after an ethnic Russian man was stabbed to death during a mass brawl along racial lines. Four more were admitted to hospital after the street fighting, which was said to have been caused by complaints from Russian villagers against the Roma over sexual harassment. Then, suddenly, the Roma were gone, leaving behind empty houses.

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