A group of about 50 people with clubs, bars and knives attacked Roma in the Roma settlement Podvorce in Leskovac, according to locals from this settlement. According to them, the event occurred on Saturday and Sunday.
According to the witnesses at the event, the group first attacked the Roma from the neighborhood of Saat Maalo on Saturday, as it was repeated on Sunday at around 9 pm in the Podvorce and Slavko Zlatanovic settlements.
Three Roma were attacked and injured by the same group and in the center of the city in front of the Hotel "Belgrade". One of them is being held for treatment at the General Hospital in Leskovac, one of the witnesses said.
Roma representatives from Podvorce asked the police to take all necessary measures to stop these attacks, and the perpetrators were found and appropriately prosecuted.
According to the police in Leskovac, two attacks on Roma members were reported, and seven minors were detained.
The statement said the attack was reported on Sunday evening in a group of 5 young Roma who played basketball at the school playground. In the second attack, another five Roma were also attacked in front of a hotel and several people took part.
Due to suspicion of participating in these attacks, seven minors were arrested, according to a police statement.