Bulgaria's Euroroma Threatens Blockades on Major Roads

Society | July 22, 2014, Tuesday // 14:09
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Euroroma Threatens Blockades on Major Roads Photo: BGNES

The Euroroma party posed an ultimatum to the Stara Zagora Mayor Zhivko Todorov the stop the demolition of illegal Roma houses in the city, reports news.bg. 

The party threatened that its supporters will block the major roads in the country, unless the demolition was stopped immediately. According to the party, the actions of the municipality were in violation of a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights, which was mandatory. 

Meanwhile, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee human rights organisation also condemned the actions of the Stara Zagora city hall and threatened to sue the state. 

According to the NGO, the state was “practicing institutional racist violence”.

The operation for the demolition of the illegal Roma houses in the Stara Zagora Lozenets district continues today. On Monday the municipal authorities, supported by police in riot gear, bulldozed a little over 30 of the 55 condemned houses.

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