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BBC: Ukraine moves Roma families amid village's rage at murder
17:59, 29 August 2016
BBC: Ukraine moves Roma families amid village's rage at murder

Ukrainian officials have decided to move dozens of Roma (Gypsies) out of a village after their ethnic Ukrainian neighbours attacked their homes.

17:59, 29 August 2016

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The violence erupted on Saturday in Loshchynivka, in the Odessa region, shortly after the body of a nine-year-old girl was found. Police said there were signs she had been raped.

A 21-year-old Roma man is in custody, suspected of having murdered her.

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Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili said he shared the locals' outrage.

Ukrainian police say the situation is now under control in the village, after extra police were sent there.

On Saturday, a crowd of furious villagers set a Roma house ablaze and smashed up others, breaking windows. The Roma residents managed to flee before the violence, and none were hurt, reports say.

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