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Calm Restored as Roma Family Return to Temporary Shelter

Ivančna Gorica, 26 November - Calm was restored for the most part in the central Slovenian village of Ambrus in the early hours of Sunday as the Roma family in the centre of a bitter row with the majority population there decided to return to their temporary shelter in the town of Postojna after intervention of top government officials.

Near Ambrus.
Locals gather near Ambrus to protest against the return of the Roma family.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Near Ambrus.
Riot police at the scene of protests.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Near Ambrus.
Locals gather near Ambrus to protest against the return of the Roma family.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Near Ambrus.
Locals gather near Ambrus to protest against the return of the Roma family.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Near Ambrus.
Riot police at the scene of protests.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

Near Ambrus.
Locals use trees as roadblocks in an attempt to stop the Strojan family from returning.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

Near Ambrus.
Locals use trees as roadblocks in an attempt to stop the Strojan family from returning.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

Near Ambrus.
Police units monitor situation in Ambrus.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

Zagradec, near Ambrus
Police erect barricades to keep at bay locals who oppose the return of the Strojan family to their home.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Zagradec, near Ambrus
Police erect barricades to keep at bay locals who oppose the return of the Strojan family to their home.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Zagradec, near Ambrus
Police erect barricades to keep at bay locals who oppose the return of the Strojan family to their home.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Zagradec, near Ambrus
Police erect barricades to keep at bay locals who oppose the return of the Strojan family to their home.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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