Below: in another dawn swoop, an encampment was destroyed at Hendon last month. Some families agreed to be flown back to Romania, while others were given 30 days to leave the country. The land on which they squatted is now under 24-hour security guard and is being sold to a major developer.
Britain has recently adopted the same cold-blooded tactics as France, Germany and Italy, breaking up camps, arresting, re-arresting, and carrying out so-called voluntary returns of EU citizens. Neither allowed to work nor to receive benefits, the legal excuse
for their forceful explusion is that they can't support themselves.
WILL YOU SUPPORT THEM? JOIN ROMA PROTEST ACTION
6.30 pm on Friday, 2 August, outside the French Embassy,
58 Knightsbridge Road, SW1X 7JT (Knightsbridge Tube)
A samba band will lead a march to Marble Arch, scene
of the last ethnic-cleansing operation.
You are also welcome to participate in the Roma Genocide
Commemoration taking place at 5pm at the Hyde Park
Holocaust Memorial in memory of the 500,000 Roma
murdered by the Nazi.
At 3pm protests are being held outside the embassies
of the Czech Republic and Slovakia demanding an end
to neo-Nazi attacks and wide-spread apartheid in
For more information contact:
Toma Mladenov, chair Roma London BG
Ladislav Balaz, chair Europe-Roma
Grattan Puxon, 8 April Movement