17.7.2014, Blic – They blocked the village near Kraljevo because they don’t want Roma neighbors

17.7.2014, Blic – They blocked the village near Kraljevo because they don’t want Roma neighbors

Residents of Sirca near Kraljevo have organized a protest in this village, because they are against moving of Roma family into the house that they bought, for which there is the purchase contract. Over 50 residents have blocked access to the household and, as they say, they don’t want to mix with Roma.

Mladen Vasiljevic, president of the MZ Sirca, says that protest is preventive, because they got information that there will arrive seller of the house, family that is purchasing it and organization that gave the money for purchasing of house to Roma family.

– Sirca is experiencing very difficult moments. Neither earthquake or floods haven’t degraded Sirca that much like this settlement of Kosovo’s Roma. We are not racists, but simply we can’t live with them, because our peace is being disturbed. Residents of Sirca had been running to the hills in Trgoviste under Turks, but it looks like we will now have to do the same thing. We cannot mix with them – sys Vasiljevic, while adding that there are 20 more empty houses in the village that Roma intend to buy and that so far they are having peaceful protests, but if they don’t give up from purchase, they will radicalize protests.

Source: http://www.blic.rs/Vesti/Srbija/481328/Blokirali-selo-kod-Kraljeva-jer-ne-zele-komsije-Rome

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