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Mayor of Veľká Lomnica wants to show local Roma settlement to tourists

Peter Duda, the mayor of Veľká Lomnica in eastern Slovakia, which is home to a community of 1,800 Roma, wants to open their settlement to tourists interested in seeing how Roma live. But in its prime-time news programme on Wednesday, October 19, the private broadcaster TV Markíza quoted Roma activist Denisa Havrlová as saying that she found it unethical to turn the lives of Roma into a tourist attraction. Mayor Duda argued the move would also get Roma to think about their attitude towards their own lifestyle.

Peter Duda, the mayor of Veľká Lomnica in eastern Slovakia, which is home to a community of 1,800 Roma, wants to open their settlement to tourists interested in seeing how Roma live. But in its prime-time news programme on Wednesday, October 19, the private broadcaster TV Markíza quoted Roma activist Denisa Havrlová as saying that she found it unethical to turn the lives of Roma into a tourist attraction. Mayor Duda argued the move would also get Roma to think about their attitude towards their own lifestyle.

To read more about this story, see Mayor proposes slum as tourist attraction .

Source: TV Markíza

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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