Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Calls for Emergency Measures to Curb Ethnic Violence

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Calls for Emergency Measures to Curb Ethnic Violence Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka leader Volen Siderov has tabled his candidacy for October 23 presidential elections. Photo by BGNES

Leader of nationalist Ataka party and presidential hopeful Volen Siderov has called for an extraordinary sitting of the Bulgarian Parliament due to the eruption of ethnic violence in a village that led to 2 deaths.

"Parliament speaker Tsetska Tsacheva must call an emergency meeting of Parliament and President Georgi Parvanov must summon a national security council," stated Siderov.

Friday night a youth from the Katunitsa village was allegedly intentionally run over to death by a van driven by Roma, after simmering ethnic tensions flared up.

Ethnic Bulgarians gathered in protest and vandalized property of notorious Roma clan leader Kiril Rashkov, aka Tsar Kiro.

Some 200 riot police have been stationed in the large village nearby second-largest Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.

In the tumult Saturday, a 16-year-old suffering from heart problems passed away from stroke, as crowds gathered again, burning cars.

Saturday Siderov called for an immediate step down of the regional police directorate head and a resignation of Tsvetan Tsvetanov as campaign head of the ruling GERB party, so that he might resume his duties of Minister of Interior, from which he is on leave.

Monday Ataka is organizing nationwide rallys in front of police offices across the country under the moto "Stop the Criminal Neglect of Brazen Roma Crimes!"

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#10
Nellieherself - 27 Sep 2011 // 17:45:42

“If you speak to a Bulgarian (even a professional person) about the Roma problem, their whole attitude changes and they become aggressive and so racist it's astonishing. They can't even utter the words " Roma" but use the derogative term Gypsies. When you ask why do they hate these people who are Bulgarian citizens, they say that they are - dirty, they don't work, live in houses not fit for animals, have lots of children, have no respect for the law, rob everyone, are parasites and suck the life blood out of Bulgaria. If you inquire whether they recognize the Roma as fellow human beings, they repeat their xenophobic prejudice. I do believe that if you told some Bulgarians that a new law had now been passed to exterminate the Roma, they would be very satisfied!”

Amen, brother! Truer words were never written. The gypsies are parasites and no one will mourn their extermination. Soon, I hope.

#9
ankle - 27 Sep 2011 // 12:14:46

Ivanko,


Thank you for your intelligent reply. You certainly now how to articulate your point of view !

#8
Ivanko - 27 Sep 2011 // 11:31:07

Ankle, the only thing you do is make movements in the wind you blow out.

#7
ankle - 27 Sep 2011 // 10:03:19

Ivanko,


“So Ankle, where exactly is the opinion of the Bulgarians not true?”

...

”I hope the day will come you will be old and living in a village with only old people with in the neighbourhood dozens of gypsies.
Then you will realise what it is that makes Bulgarians so pissed off on them”.




The piece that I posted on here was about the Bulgarians attitude towards the Roma and not about the causes or solutions in this matter, so your reply is irrelevant.

If you live in Bulgaria or regularly read posts on this forum you will know what I’m saying is true…

#6
Ivanko - 27 Sep 2011 // 01:20:00

So Ankle, where exactly is the opinion of the Bulgarians not true?

...

I hope the day will come you will be old and living in a village with only old people with in the neighbourhood dozens of gypsies.
Then you will realise what it is that makes Bulgarians so pissed off on them.

Siderov is winning this time. Where last time the elections were about Borrisov, now it is all about Siderov.
Which is not good because EU will not accept him and vice versa.

And he only wins because the previous idiots screwed it up, to say it polite.

Borrisov (and Djankov especially with his unneeded financial cuts everywhere instead of investing) are responsible for this mess.
On the other hand, they choose him theirself.

Like Bulgarians told me : Boyko e chopard

#5
ankle - 26 Sep 2011 // 19:38:29

I took this from the article by Keith Gregory on the Roma problems and it’s so true when you read this….


“If you speak to a Bulgarian (even a professional person) about the Roma problem, their whole attitude changes and they become aggressive and so racist it's astonishing. They can't even utter the words " Roma" but use the derogative term Gypsies. When you ask why do they hate these people who are Bulgarian citizens, they say that they are - dirty, they don't work, live in houses not fit for animals, have lots of children, have no respect for the law, rob everyone, are parasites and suck the life blood out of Bulgaria. If you inquire whether they recognize the Roma as fellow human beings, they repeat their xenophobic prejudice. I do believe that if you told some Bulgarians that a new law had now been passed to exterminate the Roma, they would be very satisfied!”

#4
Yane - 26 Sep 2011 // 19:06:13

Are you accusing Siderov of wanting minorities to be without rights? Minorities don't have just right, they have obligations as well.

It's no coincidence that Gypsies have high criminality across the world, the west won't even let Bulgaria n Romania join the Schengen because otherwise the gypos will leave for the richer countries. It's Gypsy way of life, crime n backwardness, they are so useless they didn't take advantage of free education n what not during the cold war, they also weren't slaves during the Ottoman era because they were deemed too worthless stupid n incompetent to rank even as low as slaves!

Gypsies are trash, pure n simple. Before Bulgaria joined the EU, the westerners just said the standard thing, "oh, throw them some education n money", no real plan how to deal with gypsies exist, ANYWHERE, does that not tell you something, Mr.Ostrich?

#3
ruslandimov - 26 Sep 2011 // 04:36:28

Um, what exactly is he addressing? Nobody is denying that there are ethnic problems in Bulgaria. What sort of sustainable solution has he pushed forward? Prior to this incident, what are his efforts in the area of Roma integration and closing the social, educational, etc gap between the Bulgarian ethnic groups? What has he done to decrease poverty among minorities, which is directly related to violence and crime? Who is one serious, intelligent national or international observer who thinks that Volen Siderov actually CARES to solve these problems?

My reaction was to Volen Siderov, and not an attempt to justify what happened. I hope with all my heart that the guilty get judged and sentenced. But Volen Siderov is dangerous, and he will do nothing to prevent future occurrences of this from happening.

#2
Yane - 26 Sep 2011 // 01:11:06

You are sick, a Bulgarian kid was run over by gypsy cars and you point the finger at Siderov being the problem, he is merely adressing the problem, not sticking his head in the sand like you, damn ostrich!

#1
ruslandimov - 25 Sep 2011 // 01:21:23

It's all too easy for Volen Siderov to play this as a trump card in the context of his hateful rhetoric. What about getting all the facts before pronouncing judgement? Meh. What about investigating the claim that the rioters were football hooligans, and doing the hard work of establishing who provoked who? Nope. That's too hard. Why not just blame it on the "brazen Roma"? Who likes them anyway? Sick.

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