Jobbik to protest “Gypsy crime” in E Hungary

Budapest, October 19 (MTI) – Hungary’s radical nationalist Jobbik party will hold a demonstration in the eastern Hungarian village of Kerecsend to protest against “Gypsy crime,” the party’s spokesman said on Friday.

Adam Mirkoczki said the demonstration would be held on Sunday in reaction to a call for help by locals who complained to the party that some of the Gypsy residents were making life impossible there.


Mirkoczki said that calm and order had deteriorated in Hungary in recent years and crime had spread from northern Hungary to all over the country.


He said Jobbik considered “Gypsy crime” a social issue rather than a political one. The ruling Fidesz and the main opposition Socialists were doing nothing to fight it, he said.


Mirkoczki said the protest would be held to demand increased police presence in the village.