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- September 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm #342214
6 persons, including 3 police officers, have been injured, in addition to the person killed in inter-ethnic riots between Bulgarians and Roma that erupted in the Bulgarian village of Katunitsa Friday and Saturday.
Friday night a 19-year-old ethnic Bulgarian was purposefully run over and killed by a van driven by Roma, after which angry Bulgarians gathered around the houses of notorious clan leader Kiril Rashkov, aka Tsar Kiro.
A car driven by Roma drove into the crowd, injuring 5 persons, including three of the police officers who had arrived at the scene.
Hundreds of riot police were mobilized after angry crowds started vandalizing the property of the Tsar Kiro family.
Protesters have assembled around the Tsar Kiro houses Saturday, requesting the evokation of the entire family from the village. One more person has suffered health problems in the tumult.
Angry Bulgarians: Police Guard Roma Boss Like Gaddafi Henchmen
Ethnic Bulgarian residents of the Plovdiv village of Katunitsa have vowed to retaliate the violent death of a local youth, who was intentionally run over by a van driven by Roma Friday night.
Some 200 riot police have been stationed in Katunitsa, pop. 2,500, after people stormed the residence of notorious Roma clan leader Kiril Rashkov, aka Tsar Kiro, blaming him for the incident.
"We want justice! We cannot stand the arbitrary actions of this clan anymore. And now police is guarding Tsar Kiro like the henchmen of Gaddafi in Libya," said one angry protester.
People in Katunitsa have commented that for years they have lived "like serfs" to Tsar Kiro, being left at the mercy of his and his family's whims.
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=132352September 25, 2011 at 12:12 pm #364196
Activists from nationalist Bulgarian party VMRO have headed to the Plovdiv village of Katunitsa in the wake of interethnic violence that left 1 killed and 6 injured.
The VMRO delegation is headed by vice-chair Angel Dzhambazki and after visiting Katunitsa will stage a protest at the regional police directorate in Plovdiv.
Friday night a van driven by Plovdiv Roma intentionally ran over and killed a local youth, after simmering tensions came to a tragic end.
The village of Katunitsa is home to part of the family of notorious Roma clan leader Kiril Rashkov, aka Tsar Kiro, and local residents have complained they have for years lived at the mercy of the family.
"Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov must immediately answer why the Katunitsa killers are at large, while police are guarding the properties of Kiril Rashkov," stated Dzhambazki Saturday.
Saturday ethnic Bulgarians from the village gathered once more in front of the Tsar Kiro estates, which they had vandalized overnight before riot police set in.
Rioters have overturned and burnt cars belonging to the Rashkov family, but have after that returned home.
October 1 VMRO are calling a national rally in capital Sofia under the motto "No More Gipsiness."
Ethnic Violence in Bulgaria Goes Wild: Crowd Sets Ablaze House of Roma Boss
An angered crowd of ethnic Bulgarians has set on fire the estate of notorious Roma clan leader Kiril Rashkov, aka Tsar Kiro, in the village of Katunitsa after ethnic tensions escalated to an unprecedented high.
The luxury estate of Tsar Kiro, in which members of his family reside, has been set aflame from all sides, as riot police are unable to stop rioters.
Ethnic Violence in Bulgaria Goes Wild: Crowd Sets Ablaze House of Roma Boss
Fire squads are attempting to quench up the blazes, as protesters keep on vandalizing the property.
Tensions first flared up Friday evening, after what locals describe as the intentionall running over and killing of a local 19-year-old ethnic Bulgarian by a car full of Roma people.
Local Bulgarian residents went to vandalize the property of the famous and influential local Roma leader, but were largely restrained by a 200-strong deployment of police.
However, reports have it that Saturday evening rioters are not Katunitsa locals, but rather extremist football fans of the two major teams in nearby city of Plovdiv, Lokomotiv and Botev.
People in Katunitsa are reported to alarmed at the escalation of violence, as they fear what effects the conflict will have on the future of life in the village.
According to eyewitnesses, some 200 vandals are throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the Rashkov residence, shouting "Murderers!"
Cars from Plovdiv are said to be flocking to the village.
Interethnic tensions have been simmering in Katunitsa for years, with locals complaining of Tsar Kiro and members of his family exercising a self-styled rule over the community, with authorities doing little or nothing to curb it.September 25, 2011 at 12:13 pm #364197
I am so proud that there are still aware bulgarians taking actions against the scum. Patience and tollerance has its limits.
Gypsies living in the villages commiting crimes against bulgarians everyday, murders, robbery, rapes.
The scum must know that they are guests in our country and one day they may die. and the police, soros, and all western sluts, wont help themSeptember 25, 2011 at 2:35 pm #364198
AnonymousQuote:Local Bulgarian residents went to vandalize the property of the famous and influential local Roma leader, but were largely restrained by a 200-strong deployment of police.
This action is understandable for wanting to keep the peace, however it looks painfully ironic nonetheless.Quote:Interethnic tensions have been simmering in Katunitsa for years, with locals complaining of Tsar Kiro and members of his family exercising a self-styled rule over the community, with authorities doing little or nothing to curb it.
If you invite a guest into your house and they start to act they own the place, you give them the boot. The situation is more complicated on a national level, but letting a rogue group like this just do their own thing and then taking limited action when they commit murder (after having contributed to crime for months past) is just wrong. The spineless PC nature of the Europe's governments seems to get more sickening each week.September 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm #364199
Several thousand people who rallied in Bulgaria's Plovdiv to protest against the murder of a 19-year-old boy in the nearby village of Katunitsa have set off for a Roma-inhabited quarter in the city.
The protesters rallied on the Unification Square in Plovdiv led by hundreds of bikers Sunday afternoon. At about the same time, the funeral of 19-year-old Angel Petrov in the village of Katunitsa took place.
Petrov was run over and killed by associates of local Roma boss Kiril Rashkov, aka Tsar Kiro, Friday night. This led to protests by local ethnic Bulgarians against Rashkov's Roma clan followed Saturday night by an attack on Rashkov's estates by several hundred football hooligans from Plovdiv and Sofia.
As the protest rally in Plovdiv unraveled Sunday afternoon, several thousands protesters headed for Adzhasan Mahala, a Roma inhabited quarter. Plovdiv, a city of some 350 000, is the home of the largest Roma-inhabited quarter in Bulgaria, Stolipinovo, with a population of about 40 000.
According to reports of Plovdiv media, Roma from Adzhasan Mahala have come out of their homes armed with sticks and shovels to meet the protesters.
However, the police and gendarmerie forces have cordoned off the Roma quarter, and have managed to keep the situation under control as of 5 pm Sunday afternoon.
http://novinite.com/view_news.php?id=132386September 29, 2011 at 10:58 pm #364200
[size=12pt]Bulgaria arrests Roma leader amid growing ethnic unrest[/size]
The authorities in Bulgaria have arrested a local Roma leader on charges of threatening to commit murder.
The detention of Kiril Rashkov – nicknamed "King Kiro" – comes amid heightened ethnic tension in Bulgaria.
Anti-Roma demonstrations have spread and turned into the worst violence for years, leading to mass arrests.
The unrest began on Saturday after a van carrying members of Mr Rashkov's family ran over and killed a 19-year-old man in a southern village.
An angry crowd of about 2,000 people then gathered and attacked three houses owned by the Roma leader in the village of Katunitsa, shouting anti-Roma slogans.
Small but at times violent demonstrations by nationalist youth then spread to 14 towns over the weekend.
On Tuesday night, the protests continued, and more than 160 people, mainly youths, were arrested, mostly for possession of weapons.
The BBC's Central Europe correspondent Nick Thorpe says predominantly Roma neighbourhoods are preparing to defend themselves from attack, as rumours spread on the internet.
Bulgarian leaders, including the prime minister and the president, have visited the village at the centre of the trouble, and insist that the violence is criminal, not ethnic.
A meeting of the National Security Council has been called for Saturday, to discuss the police response to the violence, ahead of elections later this month.
The unrest highlights tensions in Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union, as it struggles to emerge from deep economic recession.
The violence is thought to be the worst since 1997, when an economic crisis and hyperinflation brought Bulgarians onto the streets.
The Roma, or Gypsies, make up around 5% of Bulgaria's population of 7.4m.
Roma communities across Central Europe are poorly integrated and often have tense relations with their neighbours.
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