Amnesty held protests for Roma in Budapest

Amnesty International Hungary sent out a call for all it’s members to join in a protest at Rosevelt Square yesterday at 18:00, infront of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In a response to, what Amnesty International Hungary characterizes as, the recent weeks exclusionary and rascistic provocing of fear evolved into serious physical violence in Gyöngyöspata when, until now under unclear circumstances fighting erupted between local roma population and patroling right-wingists.

Despite the statements of members of the government that everything is in order at the settlement, the police was not able to prevent this incident.
There are several seriously injured people, amoung them a minor. The situation is not so tense, that the roma, who are regularly exposed to racist harassment aren’t just afraid of walking on the street, but also considers moving. It is in everybodys interest that we adress the government and ask them with all it’s organs to face and effectively tackle the discriminatory and racistic harassment in all its forms, so that we together can express our civic protest against discriminatory and racist rethorics and actions, Amnesty writes.