Over 1,000 police officers protest in Bucharest, asking for higher wages

More than 1,200 police officers protested on Thursday in front of the Interior Ministry and Labor Ministry in Bucharest, asking for higher wages.

One of the protests, which was organized by the National Union of Police Officers (SNAP), started at around 10:00 and took place in front of the Interior Ministry. Some 1,000 police officers participated in this protest, both from Bucharest and other cities.

The union said that through this protest it aims to draw attention on the fact that the police officers are not compensated adequately, and that part of the legal provisions related to their salaries are violated.

Meanwhile, another protest organized by Europol European Police Union took place in front of the Labor Ministry. Some 200 policemen participated in this protest.

The protesters carried signs that said “Policeman not beggar” or “Respect your own Government decisions,” and chanted slogans and the national anthem.

A smaller protest also took place in Cluj-Napoca, where a few dozen policemen asked for higher salaries.

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Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Sindicatul Europol on Facebook)

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