The Russian invasion has brought fresh hardships for the hundreds of thousands of Romani people in Ukraine. In a moment of proclaimed national unity, they face violence from not just the invading army but domestic vigilantes and even states welcoming refugees.
Sean Benstead is an activist and writer based in Greater Manchester. He tweets at @SigmaAuto420.
Last month, a Czech police officer kneeled on the neck of Romani man Stanislav Tomáš until he stopped breathing. Fifty years since the first World Romani Congress, Europe’s Romani people urgently need a new movement against discrimination and deprivation.