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Belgrado: Roma under attack

Roma and Sinti, a.k.a. gypsies, are Europe’s eternal migrants. Often they choose to be outsiders, just following their own walk of life. Sometimes by necessity, because they are outlawed by state and society. As is the case now in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

Three months before the opening of the Universiade[1], Belgrade’s City
Secretariat for Inspections decided to destroy the Roma slum settlement
located right next to the athlete’s village “Belleville”, residential area
for athletes built for this occasion. On April the 3rd 2009 all of a sudden
a couple of bulldozers showed up at the settlement and demolished 40
houses. See Video.
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