Support the Buzas family – Oppose anti-Roma Racism in Hungary and Canada

June 30, 2012

Tibor and Renata Buzas and their three children, Tibor (13), Mercedesz (11) and Lili (9), arrived in Canada in November 2011. They left behind a pattern of racist violence in their native Hungary, and hoped for a better and safer life in Canada, where they claimed asylum.

The neo-Nazi movement in Hungary, targeting Romas and Jews, has strengthened in the past years. In 2008-2009, a campaign of terror was unleashed, with racists killing at least six Romas, fire-bombing houses and terrorizing Roma villages in north-eastern Hungary. Videos show the Hungarian Guard, a fascist black-uniformed militia openly patrolling Roma neighbourhoods. The extreme right political party Jobbik, closely linked to the Hungarian Guards, gained prominence, becoming the third party nationally in 2010.

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