FrP Leader Siv Jensen: Send Romani People Out of Norway Immediately
This weekend Romani people had settled in Årvoll region of Oslo. Then, the protests of the neighborhood had turned into several physical attacks with fireworks and stones against the Romani camps.
While the city council argues these people’s future, FrP leader Siv Jensen called the authorities to take immediate action. Jensen asked the government to arrange some means to transport Romani people out of Norway immediately.
- If these people can not survive on their own and most of the time commit crimes, set up the bus and send them out, says Jensen.
Conservative (Høyre) politician Stian Berger Røsland also supported Jensen suggesting that people who come to Norway can be requested to return home, and if they do not do it voluntarily, they must be forced.
As a repy to these statements, Justice Ministry announced that deportation is not a government policy, and there is no simple solution to the problem.
Amnesty International reports continued instances of Antizigan discrimination during the 20th Century, particularly in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, and Kosovo.
In 2008, following the murder of a woman in Rome by a young man from a local Romani encampment, the Italian government declared that Italy’s Romani population represented a national security risk and that swift action was required to address the emergenza nomadi (nomad emergency). Specifically, officials in the Italian government accused the Romanies of being responsible for rising crime rates in urban areas.
The 2008 deaths of Cristina and Violetta Djeordsevic, two Roma children who drowned while Italian beach-goers remained unperturbed, brought international attention to the relationship between Italians and the Roma people. Reviewing the state of play in 2012, one Belgian magazine observed:
On International Roma Day, which falls on 8 April, the significant proportion of Europe’s 12 million Roma who live in deplorable conditions will not have much to celebrate. And poverty is not the only worry for the community. Ethnic tensions are on the rise. In 2008, Roma camps came under attack in Italy, intimidation by racist parliamentarians is the norm in Hungary, and in September of last year thousands of Bulgarians took to the streets to chant such slogans as “Turn the gypsies into soap”.
source: The Nordic Page