There was a dispute between Roma and non-Roma residents in nearby villages. A notice was displayed by the non-Roma residents, saying that the Roma residents’ houses would be burnt down the following day. The local authorities were informed about the threat but refused to intervene.
The non-Roma villagers then burnt down all of the Roma villagers’ houses. The Roma villagers were forced to live in dreadful conditions in nearby stables, without heating or running water. They complained to the prosecutor and the local courts about the attack but their case was rejected. The Roma villagers were told that they were to blame for what had happened.