Friday, March 19, 2010
ROMA IN HUNGARY
Molotov cocktail attack on Roma in Hungary
Budapest, 18.3.2010, 20:08, (ROMEA)
Four homes occupied by Roma in the town of Siófok near Lake Balaton in Hungary became the target of a coordinated Molotov cocktail attack in the early morning hours of Thursday 18 March. News server Novinky.cz cited reports from Hungarian news server sonline.hu. There were no injuries.
The houses are occupied by families with small children. Fortunately, only one bottle exploded and did not cause any great damage. “We have moved out of the house since the attack. We are afraid,” one of the Romani residents said.
Romani activist Zsolt Németh said the attacks were racially motivated. No serious conflicts between the Roma and the majority population have been noted in the area to date.
The attempted arson follows a nearly identical attack on a Roma family four days earlier in the Czech Republic.
Translated by Gwendolyn Albert
Posted by Morgan at 2:11 PM