Roma rally outside Government Office re-scheduled

A Roma protest has been re-scheduled from September 10 to ten days later, František Tanko of the Union of the Roma in Slovakia (ÚRS) civil association told a press conference on Wednesday, September 5.

A Roma protest has been re-scheduled from September 10 to ten days later, František Tanko of the Union of the Roma in Slovakia (ÚRS) civil association told a press conference on Wednesday, September 5.

The TASR newswire quoted Tanko as saying that the protest, which is to be accompanied by a hunger strike, had been postponed due to transport problems. Tanko went on to express his hope that at least 2,500 people living in Roma settlements would join the rally, which is now due to take place at 13:00 on September 20 outside the Government Office. The aim of the rally is to force Prime Minister Robert Fico or another cabinet member to meet Roma in person in order to discuss the problems plaguing their communities. "People are ready to wait outside until a person in charge meets them," said Tanko.

Sources: TASR, SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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