Belgian Town Blasts Music to Drive Out Gipsies

Telegraph (London), July 16, 2014

A group of Roma camped by a Belgian town faced a rude awakening on Wednesday: the mayor ordered that they be blasted with music to drive them away.

The Roma had arrived on Sunday in Landen, some 50 km (30 miles) east of the Belgian capital of Brussels. They agreed with a landowner to park 14 caravans there until Tuesday, according to Gino Debroux, the Landen mayor.

“Since then, they’ve said they won’t leave and they’re there with 30 caravans,” Mr Debroux told Reuters by telephone. “This is an industrial site and is not designed for camping.”

He said the group’s refusal to leave had led him to hire a DJ to play music from Wednesday morning, starting around 9 a.m.

“This is a way of putting pressure on them. It was very difficult to negotiate with the gipsy king, as he called himself,” Mr Debroux said.

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Debroux said the music had been limited to a maximum 95 decibels, equivalent to the sound of a pneumatic drill from 50 feet (15 metres) away.

Local media said that the DJ kicked off his set with Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing”. Belgian television showed Roma children dancing to the music.

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Music played until shortly after midday. The Roma then agreed with the police to leave by Thursday.

The stunt led to a stream of reactions on social media, including some from fellow members of Debroux’s socialist Sp.a party.

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  • TruthBeTold

    The problem with driving them out is that they go somewhere else.

    They need their own homeland (or reservation) where they can freely exploit each other.

    • dd121

      It was India.

      • Triarius

        Yep, they were called gypsies from the Greek word Egyptus. The Byzantines thought the were from Egypt because that is what they were told. Ahh…misinformation. Send them back to northern India.

      • bilderbuster

        The blond girl didn’t look Roma.
        She should get a DNA test to find out who the Gypsies stole her from.

        • DAWNOFNEWDAY

          Much like “the tribe” who we can’t mention even on this site. The ‘tribe’ who created and pushed communism, multiculturalism, getting us involved in their wars, flooding white nations with nonwhites while keeping their areas ‘pure’, homosexuality on us, transgender perverts, pedophilia, drug use, etc. Those people who many of our conservative Christian friends support for religious reasons.

    • tlk244182

      Vampires can’t feed on other vampires.

  • JackKrak

    You want to drive Gipsies away? Start throwing jobs and soap at them.

  • dd121

    If you want your Roma, you can keep your Roma.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Send them on a one-way trip to Somalia. Gypsies shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near humans.

    • Send them to Mosul and tell ISIS that they are Crusaders.

      • Brady

        You don’t have to tell them that. Gypsies were protected under Saddam Heussein. After we came in the insurgent would often attack them. I’m sure ISIS doesn’t care for gypsies at all. Iraq’s gypsies are heavily involved in activities offensive to Islamic mores, like prostitution and selling liquor.

  • Luca

    Blasting music? I would have dumped some raw sewage all around their campsites.

    • TruthBeTold

      Blasting music is the ‘humanitarian’ solution. All others are off the table.

    • IstvanIN

      That might harm the local community so not a good idea. Rotten vegetables, bullets, etc. would be safer.

      • Luca

        In that case, I will settle for cow manure (fertilizer).

    • Triarius

      No different than high end stores blasting classical music to keep negroes away. There have been studies done with racial fetuses, black babies recoil at classical music and perk with drum based music. Whites the opposite. Even music is genetically based.

    • sulbernick

      A while back a farmer somewhere in England got rid of a gypsey encampment on his land by spraying them, their vehicles, and their caravans with scattle slurry.

    • HE2

      Luca, they would not have noticed. Have you seen pictures of their encampments? Strewn with who knows what garbage, probably excrement as well. And, they love to pick through rubbish heaps.
      These are not hygienic people.

      • TruthBeTold

        There’s a solution for enterprising individuals.

    • propagandaoftruth

      I wonder if some combination of those two methods would have sped up their “moving on”, and by how much?

      Never know. Could be useful information one day.

    • Unfortunately, they often tend to do this all by themselves – and let Europeans clean it up after they move on.

  • Country music would drive them away quicker. Or clasical. Nonwhites do not like these musical genres. Driving them a relatively short distance away just puts the problem on someone else. The real answer is to jail the gypsies for their crimes, and deport them afterward. All the way back to their homeland, which is India, I believe.

  • E7 sharp 9

    Gypsy caravans drive away,
    but rock-n-roll is here to stay

  • D.B. Cooper

    I would’ve played the Who’s “I’m the Gypsy, the Acid Queen”, and of course that Fleetwood Mac song sung by Stevie Nicks.

  • bigJohn

    If you want them gone, have your fire dept provide a constant, medium downpore over their campsite, round the clock. Also, recordings of sheep being slaughtered and dying rabbit sounds will seal the deal.

  • 4321realist

    If the trespassers were blacks, they could have played classical music and they would have left immediately.

    Or some old Lawrence Welk favorites.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      I think Lawrence Welk could work on the gypsies too!

      • Spikeygrrl

        Lawrence Welk would work on an awful lot of Whites, too.

        With apologies to Patrick Henry, “Give me Vivaldi or give me NIN!” 😀

        • Alexandra1973

          I actually don’t mind polka. Maybe it’s because I’m half Polish.

  • M.Magog

    There is a new device called a heat weapon. The results of such a device are immediate, and only cause discomfort towards those it is aimed at.

  • MBlanc46

    Loud music? Whatever happened to nightsticks and dogs.

  • M.Magog

    This sounds like the episode of South Park where Cartman ended a hippie music festival/infestation by putting heavy metal on the speakers instead of hippie music.

    • Alexandra1973

      I’ve heard that you can clear blacks out of a place by playing country or techno or whatever it is they don’t like.

  • ViktorNN

    It seems like every Jewish academic thinks legal and illegal immigration is great – perhaps the Gipsies should move to Israel?

  • bilderbuster

    A National Socialist mayor would have put a roof over their heads and given them jobs and finally put them to work doing something constructive for a change.

  • HE2

    Oh man, they have the music selection all wrong.
    I would have played Janis Joplin’s “Cry Baby” at ear shattering volume over and over.
    Her opening line is a killer.

  • jayvbellis

    Their gypsies look a lot better than our Black homeless.

  • WhiteGuyInJapan

    I recommend Whitehouse and Non if you’re into industrial/noise. Play it at the beach and Blacks and Hispanics vanish.

  • bilderbuster

    It’s not a pipe dream and it was a reality.
    The National Socialists rounded the Gypsies up, gave them room and board and put them to work for the first time in Roma history.
    I don’t recall reading of any European nation occupied by Germany ever seriously complaining about the absence of Gypsies during the war years or clamoring for their return when the war ended.

    • HE2

      According to native German ex mother-in-law who lived through WW2, “at least Hitler got rid of the Gypsies. They disappeared off the streets,” she said.
      Because of Romas’ scamming, thieving ways, Mother and Father in law thought this was great.

  • davejon

    Here in the UK some shop keepers found that playing Mozart to kids hanging around their stores had the effect of driving them away! I avoid shops that play any form of background muzak.