Strojan Roma family and it’s 11 month in exile
In the past I’ve been blogging a lot about Strojan Roma family that are refugees in their own country. Well after 11 months they are still refugees and that’s after Minister of internal affairs Dragutin Mate promised them to find a new permanent location in three weeks time. Anyhow part of the family decided to return to their land and live in tents.
I’ve visited them before noon. Mirko bought one or two days old pastry for everybody, but he couldn’t drove them to the family because police is preventing him to return to their property. Don’t ask me why. Some kind of weird interpretation of law by current Slovenian politics. Strojan’s lawyer renown Čeferin is suing the state of Slovenia because of that.
Anyhow I said I’m white and pure Slovenian and I’m driving middle class car and I have no problems with the police on my way to Ambrus, so I’ll take the food to them. So I did. In the evening I’ve received a phone call that local majority made another protests, demanding that Roma family has no right to live in their vicinity. I came on the scene when it already started to rain and all the protesters went home, but I’ve made this pictures and this recording. I was wet as a dog, especially because I was avoiding main road that was full of protesters.
For the end let me draw a projection of the events. Majority from Ambrus and Romas are extremely nervous and threatening with violence. Government don’t do nothing to permanently solve this problem. If somebody will get killed who will be responsible? I mean beside the killer himself? Will Ministers Dragutin Mate and Janez Podobnik resign? I’m following the problem from 26th of October 2006 and situation was never so tense as it is now.