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Hotel head sends open apology to Roma guest – The Local

“Diana Nyman, the chairman of the Roma Council in Gothenburg, was forced to drink her coffee in the lobby of Stockholm’s Sheraton hotel after staff stopped her from entering the breakfast lobby.

Nyman was on hand on Tuesday at the expense of the government to speak at the release of the white paper on discrimination of Roma and travellers in Sweden.

She was staying at the four-star Sheraton Hotel, a stone’s throw away from parliament and the government quarter, but when the 45-year-old went down for breakfast she was offered a modern-day example of the discrimination that the white-paper on Tuesday admitted had been endemic in Sweden.

Nyman, who wears a traditional wide black skirt and frilly blouse and who recently fielded questions about beggars in an online chat, said she was almost knocked over by a staff member who rushed to bar the Roma expert and speaker from entering the breakfast room.”

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