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The shameful resurgence of violent scapegoating in a time of crisis

13 May 2020 8:28

Countering the rising wave of anti-Roma hatred, hate speech, and violence associated with responses to the pandemic is an urgent European priority, warn Margareta Matache, Jacqueline Bhabha and GAAMAC Steering Group member Dr Jennifer Leaning. Failure to attend to it will exacerbate the risk of atrocities and hate crimes against the Roma.

Read the full article retracing the history of Roma persecution in Europe and how COVID-19 is the latest social and economic crisis to ignite communally sanctioned attacks on Roma individuals and communities.

Police intensify control in a neighbourhood of Girona, Spain, where many Roma people dwell, April 2020.
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