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Chapple, R. M. 2014 Romanes eunt domus - Racist attack in East Belfast - July 2014. Blogspot post
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  Romanes eunt domus | Racist attack in East Belfast | July 2014  Originally posted online on 29 July 2014 at rmchapple.blogspot.com (http://rmchapple.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/romanes-eunt-domus-racist-attack-in.html) Surprisingly, this is not the work of a member of the People's Front of Judea. It was carried out as part of a series of racist attacks on Romanian  families last night (28th July 2014) in East Belfast –   not far from my house. It’s dispiriting enough that we live in a society where such attacks are becoming relatively commonplace, but even more so when the perpetrators lack the basic education to even spell the name of the country they hate - much less realise that at least one of the families they terrorised was actually Slovakian !   My apologies, as this has precious little to do with the usual themes of this blog, beyond tickling my rather dark sense of archaeology-related humour. However, sometimes  you have to take a stand and say –  I do not support this, it is not done in my name: it is despicable and it is disgusting. Shame on those who carry out such attacks and shame on those who support them. Not that there's much that can be described as a ‘bright side’  to these attacks (Life of Brian references aside), but it does give the opportunity to see the culprits for what they are - illiterate thugs, willing to terrorise defenseless families in their own homes.    Worry not - my normal fare of archaeological wanderings, meanderings, and general madness will resume shortly.   PS: Those with a better grasp of Latin grammar will, of course, be aware that the correct translation for the term ‘Romans go home’ is    Romani ite domum .   BBC report here.  
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