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The Romanian Gypsies attacked by the


      • From: CUNTICA <brianlambsnose@xxxxxxxxx>
      • Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 20:19:46 −0700 (PDT)

The Romanian Gypsies attacked by the neo−Nazis in Belfast are
currently in social care. Gordon Brown condemns the violence
de Crina Boros, Cristian Roman
Miercuri, 17 iunie 2009, 18:31 English | Top News

The Romanians Gypsies attacked in Belfast subject to extremist
attacks during he last seven days have been moved by Northern Irish
authorities to a leisure centre, where they will be kept until their
situation is solved. A Romanian Consulate representative is meeting
them today.

The British authorities are looking for funds for repatriating most of
the Romanian Romas. Gordon Brown spoke against the violence in
Belfast, urging the authorities to take all measures necessary to
protect the abused Romanian families.

Romanian Ambassador in London, Ion Jinga, declared for that
the Romanian authorities were working together with the British,
trying to find a solution.

"Romanian Embassy in London firmly condemns any act of extremism. We
got in touch with the British Foreign Ministry, to whom we explained
our concern and we asked its representatives to take all the necessary
measures, so that this situation will never occur again. We're also in
touch with the authorities in Belfast: the police, local council,
Romanian local organisations and the church that hosted the Romanians.
The Romanian Embassy took action at its own initiative. A consulate
representative is going to be in Belfast today", Ambassador Jinga

He went on to say it was "absolutely regrettable that Romanian
citizens were the object of such attacks. The Romanian community in
Great Britain is well integrated. I've been in Cardiff last week,
where a Romanian church has been opened to the public. I found a small
community of 100 or 200 people, who were living in perfectly normal
conditions. The community in Boston is the same. And there is a
serious Romanian community in Scotland, too."

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Most of the 115 Romanian Roma citizens could be repatriated, if they
request it. The British authorities are currently looking for funds.
Trusted sources told in the region of Lisburn Road in
Belfast there lived around 200 Romanian Gypsies, living in ill
conditions in forsaken properties. According to the sources, these
Gypsies survived through begging on the streets and breaking into cash

Lord David Trimble, member of the Conservative party and of the House
of Lords, a politician from Northern Ireland who won the Nobel prize
for Peace, told that this was not the first time Romanians
were subject to such violent attacks in Northern Ireland. In his
opinion, The Romanian Gypsies have been subject to the actions of a
loyalist paramilitary group.

Lord Trimble did not dismiss the idea of existent tensions between the
locals and Eastern Europeans, but he did not believe the economic
crisis was to blame. He argued with suspicion by stating that the
paramilitary loyalists attacked members of the Chinese community as
well in the past. "It's a hangover of the problems we have had in
Northern Ireland. Some people are having difficulties in moving away
from the paramilitary", he said, underlining that this was his
suspicion and not verified facts. When asked if he returned to Romania
if he were to be in the shoes of the Romanians abused in Belfast, he
replied that he would report to the Police and demand protection.

UPDATE Romanian from Belfast: "Even if the Northern Ireland neo−Nazi
gesture is blameable, our Gypsies have brought this to themselves!" contacted a Romanian community representative in Belfast,
who knows in greater detail the aspects that lead to the serious
conflicts between the young neo−Nazi groups from Northern Ireland
capital and the Romanian Gypsies.

Paul T. is 32 and has been living for 8 years in Belfast, together
with his wife. "When we got here in 2001, there have been some
problems the Romanian Gypsies created. But in he last 2−3 years, since
there is no need for visas and we joined the EU, their number grew
considerably. There's no harm in this, but they were remarked for
begging, breaking into cash machines and other similar activities",
Paul says.

"I know the area incident very well. Practically, the 100 persons the
press talks about were living in three houses. You can imagine how
crowded was in there. I don't believe that all of they were begging or
robbing. Maybe some of them have cleaning or other low skilled jobs,
but they all live together. In the last three months I happened to
pass by third houses three times. And on each occasion I could see
groups of 10−15 Romanian 'guys' outside, listening to manele (popular
Gypsy music) very loudly on their mobiles, surrounded by sn−flower

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seed shells. I'm trying to say that they are very visible", Paul

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