Activists rally in European cities to support Roma, denounce discrimination

Activists rally in European cities to support Roma, denounce discriminationPARIS – Anti-racism activists, Gypsy musicians and others have gathered in European cities to protest violence and discrimination against Roma and celebrate their culture.

Dozens of people participated in the “Roma Pride” event on Paris’ Left Bank on Sunday. Organizer Benjamin Abtan said a march was held in central Prague, and there were conferences in cities from Bulgaria to Denmark.

He said “we are a demanding a Europe-wide fight against racism and discrimination” and “to celebrate the diversity of Gypsy culture, which is an integral part of European culture.”