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Ethnic tension now appears to be growing in the region after two violent attacks by Roma youths on white people. The latest incident in the main town of Rumburk saw 20 Roma youths attack six white men with nightsticks after leaving a disco.
"They started beating us with truncheons and telescopic nightsticks," Michal Nemecek, one of the victims, told Deutsche Welle. "They shouted ‘you white bastards' at us. We definitely weren't the ones who provoked the attack - six against 20? We would have been crazy. They were just walking along the street and we were the first ones they ran into."
The Rumburk attack follows an incident in the nearby town of Novy Bor, in which a group of five Roma youths attacked three white men in a bar with a machete, leaving one of them seriously injured. This attack is also being treated as racially motivated.
Observers have warned of serious racial tensions in the area, which is already suffering high levels of unemployment and poverty. There have been reports that real estate agents have been relocating Roma families to the region from elsewhere in the country after buying up their apartments, concentrating a large number of poor, poorly educated and unemployed people in one area.
Originally posted by Misoir
reply to post by 2manyquestions
My family is from Hungary which has a rather large Roma population and let me tell you, they absolutely hate them. There are many reasons such as they were always perpetually poor, had more children than the Hungarians, committed excessive number of crimes, and refused to learn the language or blend in at all. Of course today Europe is far more tolerant to them, for example the housing that was set up in Northern Bohemia which is now the spotlight of protests by ethnic Czechs.
Roma has been roaming around Europe since the great migration; they never settled anywhere and are always on the move for some reason. It is without argument they have almost their own society of sorts, separate from the whites. Their crime rate is higher overall, so is their poverty, fertility, and the lack of assimilation after hundreds of years really say something about them overall.
I do not doubt racism fuels some of the problems being experienced but to simply push aside hundreds of years old conflict as racism is ridiculous (I am not accusing you of saying that). They were given ample time, opportunity, and so forth but have denied it. I am sure there are many Roma’s who have integrated into European society over hundreds of years but there remains the ones loyal to their own culture which is in direct conflict with European culture.