Houses of Gypsies who fled Chemodanovka placed under protection
Police posts have been put near the land properties that had been left.
Penza region’s authorities have placed houses of Gypsies who fled settlements of Chemodanovka and Lopatki following a mass fight with the locals under protection. Media relations officer of the Governor of the region Dina Cheremushkina told RIA Novosti about the measures taken.
In her words, police posts have been put near the land properties. They secure houses and property of the refugees.
Besides that, the authorities are interested in the legitimacy of the constructions. “Experts are working with documents. Only illegal constructions could be demolished - and only by court order,” Cheremushkina added.
Authorities had earlier promised to transfer the cattle that had been left by the Gypsies to an entrepreneur temporarily.
The CrimeRussia reported the conflict between the locals and the Gypsies took place in Chemodanovka on June 13. A few persons were taken to a hospital. Later, one of them died due to injuries. According to recent data, 28 participants of the mass fight have been arrested.
On June 17, Penza region’s authorities stated that more than 500 Gypsies had voluntarily left Chemodanovka and a neighboring settlement of Lopatki. However, a neighboring Volgograd region called the reports “the faked news.” MIA’s regional directorate confirmed transit pass of a bus the Gypsies uses to go to Astrakhan region. There were 43 persons in it.