Official Minority Northern German State Votes to Protect Roma and Sinti

Roma and Sinti in northern Germany have reason to celebrate -- after a decades-long campaign, they won recognition in the state of Schleswig-Holstein as a minority deserving special protection. The state says the move should be a model for other German states and the rest of the world.
Romani Rose (left), chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, called Tuesday's move "historic."

Romani Rose (left), chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, called Tuesday's move "historic."

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acb -- with wire reports