Swine flu breeding racism?

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Nov. 6, 2009, 10:02 a.m. | Ukraine — by Wire reports
Uzhhorod, 5 November: Using a difficult epidemiological situation as pretext, police in Transcarpathian Region have asked locals to report about people of Asian and African origin in the streets. A report to this effect has appeared on the official website of the main directorate of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry in Transcarpathian Region.

Police asked the local population to report every instance of meeting or communicating with foreigners, especially those from South-East Asia or Middle East.

The report explains that the reason for such a request is "the worsening of the epidemiological situation in Transcarpathian Region and the increasing risk of getting ill."

The daily Kommersant Ukraine newspaper reports that Uzhhorod police removed the request from their website after media drew attention to it.

Sources: Ukrainian information agency UNIAN, Nov. 5, 2009, Kommersant Ukraine, Nov. 6, 2009
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Anonymous Nov. 6, 2009, 11:20 a.m.    

It would be a better ides to report politicians on the street. They are much more dangerous.

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Anonymous Nov. 6, 2009, 1:40 p.m.    

I don't really see any foreigners having worse hygiene and health attitudes than Ukrainians.

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Anonymous Nov. 6, 2009, 10:21 p.m.    

It really shows how unenlightened they are. I am not surprised to read this!Let me just refrain myself from saying "SHAME ON YOU"

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