The headstone of a grave of a Romani-Gypsy was smashed and the grave disturbed by what appears to be a racial attack in Cambridgeshire, England in the last couple of days. It would appear that in the UK Romani graves are now being targeted in the same way as used to be and still are those of Jews.
The proof for a racially-motivated attack on the grave of the late James Willett, who died two-and-a-half years ago aged 29 following a battle with cancer, as none of the other graves either side of his were touched. Could this be a sign of things to come? Hopefully not but it sure could be.
What we must monitor now is how the authorities deal with this matter now and whether it will actually be listed as a possible racially-motivated attack.
© M V Smith, September 19, 2006