Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Roma leader to sue 'Facebook' protest organizer over racist slogans

FROM:  Croatian Times

The president of the Roma Football Association has said he would sue the organizer of the so-called "Facebook" protests for not curbing his follower's racist slogans.

Tofko Dedic-Toti said that the organizer of the protest, Ivan Pernar, should have intervened when some of the protesters started yelling "Gypsies! Gypsies" in front of the government buildings, referring to the officials that they want deposed.

"Roma are in continuous struggle against racism, discrimination, intolerance and poverty. Mr. Pernar is the organizer of the protest and he should have reacted" when people around him started using "gypsy" as a derogatory word to insult the officials, Dedic-Toti said.

"For ten years I've been advocating equality, and I want to prove in human and tolerant way, that we are equal inhabitants."

Dedic-Toti is demanding an apology from Pernar, the daily Jutarnji List writes.

A series of anti-government protest has swept some towns in Croatia with, Zagreb at their center. The protests were first organized by Ivan Pernar over Facebook.

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