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Romanian friends attacked outside Brighton Pavilion

A pair of Romanian friends were attacked in the street because of their nationality.

The two Romanian men were attacked while they waited for a bus in the Old Steine between 3am and 3.30am on Friday, January 25.

The victims, aged 21 and 27 and who live in Eastbourne, were questioned about their nationality before they were punched, chased and then punched and kicked again.

Sussex Police said they were treating the assaults as racially aggravated.

The two attackers are described as white with one 6' tall, 21 and wearing a grey sports jacket while the second was a little shorter and aged about 23.

The attackers were in the company of two females at the time of the attack.

Two Romanian friends suffered injuries when they were attacked by two men in Brighton and police are appealing for witnesses and information.

Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101, quoting serial 0361 of January 26.

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12:52pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Cave Johnson says...

Nationality has got nothing to do with race. The attack is bad enough whether race is involved or not.
Nationality has got nothing to do with race. The attack is bad enough whether race is involved or not. Cave Johnson
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12:59pm Thu 7 Feb 13

s&k says...

Seems like no one is safe in Brighton these days.
Seems like no one is safe in Brighton these days. s&k
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1:18pm Thu 7 Feb 13

mimseycal says...

Cave Johnson wrote:
Nationality has got nothing to do with race. The attack is bad enough whether race is involved or not.
You are perfectly correct. Nationality has nothing to do with race seeing as there is but one race and that is the Human race.

It was however thought that the fact that their nationality was requested before the attack that this was the reason for the attack.

The Race Discrimination act comes into being when ever anyone is treated less favourably because of race, colour, and nationality, ethnic or national origin.

This has certainly been the case since The Equality Act 2010.
[quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: Nationality has got nothing to do with race. The attack is bad enough whether race is involved or not.[/p][/quote]You are perfectly correct. Nationality has nothing to do with race seeing as there is but one race and that is the Human race. It was however thought that the fact that their nationality was requested before the attack that this was the reason for the attack. The Race Discrimination act comes into being when ever anyone is treated less favourably because of race, colour, and nationality, ethnic or national origin. This has certainly been the case since The Equality Act 2010. mimseycal
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1:57pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Joshiman says...

CCTV and 10 years with no parole will teach them to respect fellow human beings.
CCTV and 10 years with no parole will teach them to respect fellow human beings. Joshiman
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3:29pm Thu 7 Feb 13

PorkBoat says...

Joshiman wrote:
CCTV and 10 years with no parole will teach them to respect fellow human beings.
But what about the attackers?
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: CCTV and 10 years with no parole will teach them to respect fellow human beings.[/p][/quote]But what about the attackers? PorkBoat
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4:41pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Take it Personally says...

Cave Johnson wrote:
Nationality has got nothing to do with race. The attack is bad enough whether race is involved or not.
It determines the motive of the attack and establishes it as a hate-crime; it's about perceptions that influence motivations, however twisted. Hate crime is particularly violent. I hope they catch the two neanderthals who committed this act, as clearly it's not just Romanians who are risk of this trash.
[quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: Nationality has got nothing to do with race. The attack is bad enough whether race is involved or not.[/p][/quote]It determines the motive of the attack and establishes it as a hate-crime; it's about perceptions that influence motivations, however twisted. Hate crime is particularly violent. I hope they catch the two neanderthals who committed this act, as clearly it's not just Romanians who are risk of this trash. Take it Personally
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4:41pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mr Sworld says...

^ As bad as the attackers. :-(
^ As bad as the attackers. :-( Mr Sworld
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8:43am Fri 8 Feb 13

Cave Johnson says...

Take it Personally wrote:
Cave Johnson wrote: Nationality has got nothing to do with race. The attack is bad enough whether race is involved or not.
It determines the motive of the attack and establishes it as a hate-crime; it's about perceptions that influence motivations, however twisted. Hate crime is particularly violent. I hope they catch the two neanderthals who committed this act, as clearly it's not just Romanians who are risk of this trash.
'Hate' crime is a fallacy. It implies if you are mugged because of your race it is somehow worse than just being mugged! It also implies anyone caught for it will get a harsher sentence. We are meant to be all equal in the eyes of the law, but classing something as a hate crime diminishes that. Why should some victims get special treatment and not others?
[quote][p][bold]Take it Personally[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: Nationality has got nothing to do with race. The attack is bad enough whether race is involved or not.[/p][/quote]It determines the motive of the attack and establishes it as a hate-crime; it's about perceptions that influence motivations, however twisted. Hate crime is particularly violent. I hope they catch the two neanderthals who committed this act, as clearly it's not just Romanians who are risk of this trash.[/p][/quote]'Hate' crime is a fallacy. It implies if you are mugged because of your race it is somehow worse than just being mugged! It also implies anyone caught for it will get a harsher sentence. We are meant to be all equal in the eyes of the law, but classing something as a hate crime diminishes that. Why should some victims get special treatment and not others? Cave Johnson
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1:32pm Fri 8 Feb 13

whereisthe...? says...

nothing to say to most of you posters - utterly dismaying to read your openly racist comments.


depressing.


please leave the country, since you are obviously not happy here.



arguing about "oh, not racist cos..." is pathetic. saying "hope puts people off" is the same.


I have reported you to the Argus, and posted your comments on Facebook for all to see. You racists always hide behind semantics.
nothing to say to most of you posters - utterly dismaying to read your openly racist comments. depressing. please leave the country, since you are obviously not happy here. arguing about "oh, not racist cos..." is pathetic. saying "hope puts people off" is the same. I have reported you to the Argus, and posted your comments on Facebook for all to see. You racists always hide behind semantics. whereisthe...?
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6:29pm Fri 8 Feb 13

PorkBoat says...

whereisthe...? wrote:
nothing to say to most of you posters - utterly dismaying to read your openly racist comments.


depressing.


please leave the country, since you are obviously not happy here.



arguing about "oh, not racist cos..." is pathetic. saying "hope puts people off" is the same.


I have reported you to the Argus, and posted your comments on Facebook for all to see. You racists always hide behind semantics.
Methinks you protest too much. Just sayin', likes...
[quote][p][bold]whereisthe...?[/bold] wrote: nothing to say to most of you posters - utterly dismaying to read your openly racist comments. depressing. please leave the country, since you are obviously not happy here. arguing about "oh, not racist cos..." is pathetic. saying "hope puts people off" is the same. I have reported you to the Argus, and posted your comments on Facebook for all to see. You racists always hide behind semantics.[/p][/quote]Methinks you protest too much. Just sayin', likes... PorkBoat
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1:21pm Thu 7 Mar 13

Kasian says...

I'm a Romanian and I want to thank you all for being against this treatment that is applied to us all over the world. We do have an inferiority complex because of how foreign people are seeing us.
I'm a Romanian and I want to thank you all for being against this treatment that is applied to us all over the world. We do have an inferiority complex because of how foreign people are seeing us. Kasian
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