Kosovo Roma March against Prejudice20. February 2012 - 12:57 — Dejan Georgievski
February 20, 2012 -- Yesterday, February 19, 2012, members of the Roma community in Kosovo gathered in Prishtinë/Prishtina’s Mother Theresa Square to protest the prevalent prejudice against Roma community in Kosovo.
The protest march was organized under the auspices of the Council of Europe Dosta campaign that aims to eliminate the prejudices held against Roma people. Furthermore, the Roma people in Kosovo want for the others to learn about them, not make conclusions from distance.
“Today we attempt to include many people from all communities in Kosovo, to let them see the Roma, speak to the Roma and that may, perhaps, eliminate their prejudices”, campaign representative told KLAN Kosova TV.
Afterwards Roma continued their march along Mother Theresa Square with songs and dance. However, although the majority of citizens believe that Roma should be treated equally with others, it seems that prejudice and racism has not been eradicated yet, with one passer-by saying, “They are still all Gypsies!”, underlying the need to work on equality awareness in Kosovo society. (Source: Klan TV)