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Candles and a ribbon with the inscription “Roma lives matters” to mark where Stanislav Tomas died Candles and a ribbon with the inscription “Roma lives matters” on the sidewalk where Stanislav Tomas died, in Teplice, Czech Republic, June 24, 2021 (CTK photo by Ondrej Hajek via AP).

Europe Isn’t Ready for a Reckoning on Roma Rights

Monday, Aug. 9, 2021

A man from a long-marginalized minority group dies after a police officer kneels on his neck, triggering protests and bringing issues of police brutality and systemic injustice into focus. 

The place is not Minneapolis, but the small city of Teplice in the Czech Republic. The date is not May 25, 2020, but June 19, 2021. And the victim is not George Floyd, but Stanislav Tomas—a 46-year-old Roma man. ...

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