Gypsy community face ‘unacceptable’ conditions - MP

By TPN/Lusa, in World · 14-02-2019 10:33:00 · 0 Comments

The north-eastern city of Bragança is the city in Portugal with the biggest gypsy community living in tents and camps and was chosen on Monday as the first place to be visited by the Sub-Commission on Prevention for Equality and Non-discrimination.

The sub-commission’s mission is to draw up a report by June on racism, xenophobia and ethnic-racial discrimination.

MP and author of the report underway, Catarina Marcelino, said on Monday in Bragança that she found an “unacceptable” situation for the 21st century following her visit to gypsy communities in the Formarigos neighbourhood.

She said it was MPs responsibility to call the attention to those with political and public responsibilities in order to change the situation.


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