Another 150 Roma Have Their Homes Crushed
Over 150 Roma citizens have had their dwellings crushed in Nizne Kapustniky on the outskirts of Kosice in East Slovakia, after the municipality moved in with bulldozers to destroy the illegal settlement.
Kosice city council made the decision chiefly on safety grounds, as the shanty town had been set up near railway tracks, with complaints from the rail company about people frequently on the tracks. There were also health concerns, especially for children, due to the growing mountains of waste around the settlement.
Some of the ejected residents ended up in a crisis centre, but many if them are now roaming or have grouped with relatives or friends for the time being, after their 12-yr old illegal homes were razed to the ground.