Roma held demonstration in Košice

Around 400 Roma gathered in Košice on Monday, April 8 in a protest march organised by the Roma Union Party, carrying signs reading We Want Jobs and Capitalism = Poverty.

Around 400 Roma gathered in Košice on Monday, April 8 in a protest march organised by the Roma Union Party, carrying signs reading We Want Jobs and Capitalism = Poverty.

Party chair František Tanko told the crowd that there are people employed by the Košice Regional Office who owe their jobs also to Roma votes, yet refuse to provide any help to them. "Regions can help every citizen of this country. They've got so many financial resources that if you saw their bank accounts, it would blow your mind," claimed Tanko as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The protesters went to the Constitutional Court to express their disapproval with what they see as light punishment for Milan Juhász who murdered three Roma in a killing spree in Hurbanovo. Tanko confirmed that Roma have already filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court. Party representatives also complained that the government ignores Roma problems and wastes money originally allocated to Roma projects. Last but not least, Tanko criticised the government's support for foreign corporations at the expense of domestic businesses.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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