Roma Council condemns racist attack in Zagreb

The Roma Council of Zagreb on Friday strongly condemned an attack by two men on members of the Roma ethnic minority, which happened in central Zagreb on Tuesday night.

The attackers, both aged 34, approached a man, a woman and a child as they parked their car outside their building and started abusing them on ethnic grounds and threatening to kill them. They spraypainted a swastika and the letter U, signifying the Nazi-style Ustasha regime that ruled Croatia during World War II, on the car. 

The attackers were arrested on Thursday and reported for hate crime. Media said they were football hooligans. 

The Roma Council said that it was unacceptable that the suspects had been released from police custody. It called on the police to take urgent action to punish the hooligans for their behaviour.

Last update: Fri, 18/03/2016 - 15:57

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