Penza region: Roma tell their version of Chemodanovka incident
A man died as a result of the mass brawl.
President of the Federal National-Cultural Autonomy of the Russian Roma, Nadezhda Demetr, shared her vision of the causes of the conflict in the Chemodanovka village, Penza region. According to her, the mass brawl occurred due to a quarrel between children. Demetr was indignant on the air of NSN: “There were children who had a quarrel on the pond. Residents themselves came to a Gypsy house and started this fight — and no one reports this!” The president of the Roma autonomy is also outraged by the vigilantism.
The mass brawl occurred on June 14. As a result of the conflict, one person died after being hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury.
To discuss the incident with the Gypsies, a people's gathering was convened, with the locals blocking the highway in protest. They claim that the Gypsies began to “pester” the vacationers. There is a third version, according to which Roma tried to rape one of the local underage girls, for whom the villagers stood up.