Busking Violinist Kicks Gypsy Musician Boy In Face

Story ByAngjela TrajkovskaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

Video Credit: CEN/@ivanaikona

This is the moment a busking violinist kicks a gypsy boy’s bag hitting the lad in the face after the youngster arrived to play music at the same time.

The shocking incident took place in the city of Kraljevo in central Serbia where the violinist Danilo Andjelkovic was playing on the streets.

In the video, Andjelkovic can be seen playing his violin when he turns and walks up to a gypsy boy sat on a ledge with a speaker and bag for collecting coins in front of him.

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Pictures Credit: CEN & CEN/Danilo Andjelkovic – violinist

The enraged violinist angrily kicks the bag into the boy’s face and Andjelkovic has now admitted it is him in the video.

He explained that he was playing in the area when a gypsy man arrived with a boy carrying instruments who were planning to play in the same place as him. 

He wrote on social media: “Then I talked to his father and explained to him that I had recently arrived and would like to play for two hours. 

“He told me something like no way and ‘we don’t have anything to do with you, you do yours and we will do ours.”

He added that when the father left the boy the youngster shouted to his dad that he was going to start to play and not wait for the violinist to finish, which enraged Andjelkovic and he then kicked the boy’s bag.

He added that that dad then returned him and “reproached him for kicking the bag” but also “reproached his son for starting to play”.

The violinist claimed he loves gypsies, taking a selfie with a family on a bike.

It is unclear if a police investigation has been launched into the incident.

Netizen ‘sremac’ commented: “What a musician when a child is your rival, why didn’t you hit him when his dad was there?”

While ‘kiza’ commented: “Violence is never the solution.”

And ‘File’ added: “What’s wrong with you? He did not hit the child, he just kicked a bag!”

Angjela Trajkovska

I am a journalist and subeditor working for Central European News.