Serbia has a population of nearly nine million people, of which about 400,000 are Roma. There are many instances of discrimination. The following incident became well known, and it caused a citizens' reaction, mainly by women. In Kruševac a 120-metre long and 2-metre high wall was erected in November 2016, separating over 2000 Roma living in the Marko Orlović settlement from the rest of the city. The public agency that built the wall, “Roads of Serbia”, claimed that the wall was a “noise barrier” to protect citizens from the traffic from the highway. In fact, the wall only shields the Roma settlement, and does not extend to other stretches of this allegedly “noisy” road where non-Roma dwell. The wall created a barrier which considerably limits access for public services such as ambulances, firefighters, and sanitation services. In addition, this wall exacerbated segregation and ghettoisation, further stigmatising the Roma community, in particular Romani children. Since the wall was uilt, activists and Roma from the community have expressed the view that their children feel more isolated and discriminated at school and excluded from the wider society .