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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 22, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba 26 Winnipeg free March Romania expels canadians for fascist involvement Bucharest a Romanias provisional government expelled three Romani Anborn canadians from the country yes accusing them of involvement with the fascist Iron at a news conference last Romani an interim prime minister Petre roman said the three were found in Possession of Iron guard Romanias rompers news Agency identified those expelled As Nicolae doru Pope Gheorghe and Mihaela but gave no Home towns in interim Vic president Cazimir Yonescu blamed recent bloody clashes involving romanians and ethnic hungarians in Transylvania on a resurgence of the Iron Yonescu said in singling out the Iron guard As provocateur they scared the romanians with the idea that the hungarians want to take Over Transl and they Are telling the hungarians that some requests they have made to the government will not be since romanian Leader Nicolae Ceausescu was overthrown and killed in Decem letters and posters attacking ethnic minorities have been circulating in Roma Nia signed by the Iron a organization that held off and on in the in the 1930s and Early the group massacred romanian jews and collaborated with nazi Germany during the second world after the Many of its members fled to Western inciting tension Romania also accused Hungary yester Day of inciting tension Between romanians and ethnic hungarians that led to bloody Street Battles this week in in a strongly worded it accused hungarian officials of propagandist tic actions that present Transylvania As a hungarian clashes Between the romanian majority and hungarian minority left several people injured yesterday in the transylvanian town of Stirgu scene of tuesday nights bloodletting that killed at least six people and injured about tanks cordoned off All highways into the City of Northwest of the capital Bucharest and patrolled where the pitched Battles tuesday featured men swinging scythes surging into crowds to beat other Stirgu mures was reported quiet last romanians and hungarians were entering the City on foot late yester Day afternoon armed with clubs and Iron witnesses the army had orders to arrest anyone carrying a weapon on the the romanian government accused interim hungarian president Matyas Szu eroes of issuing a March 18 Call to ethnic hungarians in urging diem to intensify their and to organize themselves according to the idea that Transylvania would be native Hun Garian a special commission of inquiry flown to Stirgu mures yesterday agreed to meet today with representatives of both the romanian and hungarian at United nations Headquarters in new a hungarian Diplomat said yester Day that Hungary has appealed for in help to protect the rights of hungarians in Romania and is pressing for Security Council action to halt ethnic violence in he demanded halt demanded in a letter to in Secretary Gener Al Javier Perez de hungarian foreign minister Gyula Horn asked the International Community and the United nations to take effective measures to protect the individual and collective rights of the largest minority in Horn said Legal romanian organizations have fuelled ethnic tensions and prompted violence against hungarian minorities in transylvanian the romanian statement yesterday accused Hungary of using the cover of cultural Aid to Send school books and posters that represent Transylvania As a part of Hun the romanian government demands an immediate halt to incitements and opposes the Way hungarian officialdom manipulates the news and presents the situation in it Stirgu mures is considered a Cradle of ethnic hungarian culture in Transylvan which has changed hands Between the two countries several times in this Cen the hungarian minority has been de manding greater cultural and social Auton the million ethnic hungarians nearly All of them living in mountainous Transylvania make up almost 10 per cent of Romanias 23million ethnic romanians complain concessions granted to the hungarians discriminate against them by minimizing the use of the romanian language in cities and towns where hungarians further attacks on firm forecast by Jim Sheppard the Canadian press London Ira bomb attacks on Short the Canadia owned Belfast aircraft and missile Manu Are Likely to continue for some experts said academics and government officials interviewed after two bombs exploded at a Short missile factory tuesday agreed the company has been making substantial Progress toward ending dec Adelong discrimination against the strife torn provinces roman Catho Lic but that very Success May be one reason for what the experts said was the Surprise Ira decision last year to declare the company one of its military since the Ira has claimed responsibility for four separate bomb attacks on property of the acquired last year by the Montrea based transportation giant Bombardier i can Only go on the pattern of attacks to Date and on the Ira state ments that have been issued in the aftermath of these said Richard Northern Ireland publicity director for sinn the Legal political Wing of the but i would presume on the evidence available that such attacks will continue in the he said in a Telephone interview from his prediction was backed by two Independent academics who Are experts on Northern if i were a member of shorts i would take the threat of further violence serious said Brendan author of several books on Ulster and a lecturer on the provinces affairs at the London school of economics and political Paul a specialist in Anglo Irish relations at Queens University in said the main danger comes from one Section of the Ira which believes it has lost the Initia Tive in recent years to the British government and its armed Bew said in a Telephone interview from Belfast that this group is locked into a kind of catastrophism that sees escalation of Vio Lence As a Means of trying to con Vince catholics to join the armed struggle rather than seek shorts is not the Only private com Pany targeted by the but As Ulster second largest and one with a history of discrimination against Catholic it is a highly visible the Ira says it has targeted shorts because of the company role As a Large scale producer of weapons purchased by the British even though its generally conceded that few or none of them Are used by British forces in Northern the others interviewed yesterday speculated there were other to Bob chairman of the fair employment commission set up by the British government to Monitor efforts to increase the hiring and promotion of the Catholic said shorts has made substantial improvement in these he said in a Telephone interview from Belfast the percentage of Cath Olics in the shorts work Force has risen to about 12 per cent from three per cent 10 years about 20 per cent of All new recruits Are Catho Bew argued the attacks on shorts Are at least partly designed to pro Voke retaliation by you cant imagine anything More Likely to 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