Anti-Government protests continue in Romania for the seventh day in a row
The protests against the Social-Democratic Government led by Sorin Grindeanu continued in Bucharest’s Victoriei Square for the seventh day in a row, on Monday evening. Some 20,000 people went to the square facing near zero temperatures and a cold humid fog to ask for the Government’s resignation.
Thousands of people also continued the protests in Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Sibiu, Iasi, and other cities all over Romania, according to Hotnews.ro.
The protests started on Tuesday evening, after the Government adopted an emergency ordinance, during a late meeting, which partly decriminalized some corruption offences. The massive protests that took place in Romania in the following days determined the Government to repeal the ordinance on Sunday.
However, the demonstrations continued and over 500,000 people went to the streets on Sunday evening, 250,000 of whom in Bucharest’s Victoriei Square, asking for the Government’s resignation. The protests on Sunday were the biggest of the past 25 years in Romania.
Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu and PSD leader Liviu Dragnea said the Government won’t resign and made an appeal to unity saying that the continuation of these protests would break the country in two. However, some of Dragnea’s statements only angered the protesters, after he claimed that the protests were organized and paid for by unknown entities and that multinationals also supported them.
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