Roma families in Romania 'enclosed' by new wall

There has been controversy in two Romanian towns in which a large number of Roma gypsy people live - thanks to the building of walls which appear to separate the Roma from the wider community.

The erection of a concrete wall in Baia Mare in northern Romania has led to a human rights group accusing the town of trying to set up a ghetto. The mayor of the town, Catalin Chereches, says the wall has been designed to prevent traffic accidents.

Tom Wilson visited Baia Mare - and, first, another town in Transylvania in which local Roma have experienced the effects of a new wall.

Video produced by Tom Wilson

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