Police investigate anti-Roma campaign posters

The police are investigating three allegedly anti-Romany posters the governor of the Ústí Region Jiří Šulc has used in his campaign ahead of the local elections. Governor Šulc, who tops the Civic Democrat ballot in the northern Bohemian region for the upcoming local elections, had three billboards put up that said “Work hard, Gadžo, so that we are better off”, the word Gadžo being the Romany expression for white people. The posters have been criticized by some senior Civic Democrats as well as by Mr Šulc’ opponents in the campaign. However, the Governor says he copied the slogan after seeing it written on a wall in one of the towns of the region.

Author: Jan Richter