zaterdag 20 juni 2009

Romanian families terrorised by two racist teenagers from Belfast

A 15 and 16 year old boy from Belfast have terrorised more than 100 Romanian migrants. The attacked Roman families had to flee their homes and find shelter in the church hall for temporary housing. As a result of the attacks, many Roman families have now decided to leave Northern Ireland. They are even considering going back to Romania, in order to seek happiness there. The two youngsters have both been charged for their racist actions. About 200 people participated in an anti-racism rally at Belfast City Hall on Saturday. Patricia McKeown, of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, and Barbara Muldoon, of the Anti-Racism Network, have both taken a firm stand. They have strongly convicted the brutal racist actions.

Personal reaction to this topic:
Racism is a serious crime and is unfortunately still happening in society today. Racism will probably never be banned, as some people will always put the blame of things on others. The article does not say why the two boys attacked the Romanian people. So it is hard to understand their motives. I am wondering what type of families the two boys are from. Whatever the motive for their actions may be, there is no justification for racism. Not in any case!

2 opmerkingen:

  1. I have noticed that the Romanian are very often the object of these kind of actions. This is not only the case in the United Kingdom, but in a lot more countries. Ok, Romanian are well known for their exclusive style of living, it differs a lot from yours or mine style of living, but do you have to do something terrible like this? Who gives you the right to do such things? Just because you do not like other races..? I hope that these two young men get what they diserve; a heavy punishment!