Victims Data
Victims Nationality/Ethnic Origin Slovenian
Victims Gender Male, Female
Victims Age <17, 18-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56-65, 66+
Victims Number 446
Fatalities - deaths N/A
Perpetrators Data
Perpetrators Nationality/Ethnic Origin Slovenian
Perpetrator Gender Male
Perpetrator Age 26-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56-65
Perpetrators Number 40
Extremist/Organised Group Violence No

Around 40 protesters gathered in front of the Town Hall of Novo Mesto to request from the town authorities to stop procedures and actions aimed at the legalisation of the Romani settlement “Žabjak-Brezje” with 446 inhabitants located on the periphery of the town.  After many years the town authorities had decided to make steps towards legalisation and urbanisation of the settlement as a measure of Roma integration. The protest was coordinated by an association of inhabitants of Bučna Vas, a neighbouring village, which advocate for displacement of Roma from that area. Prior to the protest, a round table was organised by the same association with around 100 participants, claiming that the Roma settlement had been growing without legal ground and sanctions, becoming as such a threat to the neighbourhood. The protest in front of the town hall is one in the series of such anti-Roma gatherings in last several years.

Delo, 10.3.2011,, Date of access: 27.10.2011.

Park, 7.3.2011,, Date of access: 27.10.2011.

Delo, 6.3.2011,, Date of access: 27.10.2011.

On statistics on Roma inhabitants:, Date of access: 27.10.2011.

Photo: Bojan Rajšek, Delo, 10.3.2011,, Date of access: 27.10.2011.