It's International Roma Day. With a demonstration and march in London today to protest attacks on travelling peoples.
A march past many of the embassies of states which systematically oppress Roma and Traveller’s, ending at the Department for Communities and Local Government.
- Sunday 8 April 2012, 12pm
- Assemble at Hyde Park Corner, London
Hitler's regime murdered Romas on a huge scale. 200,000 were killed during the holocaust.
It's ironic that with the Liberal Democrats in government more legislation is being put forward with the far from liberal aim of making the Roma way of life almost impossible.
Roma traditions need to be celebrated, there are fascinating stories to be learnt. We used to live in a world of travellers with nomads moving from place to place. Different ways of life should be celebrated not repressed and attacked.