Romanian PM writes to EC leaders that August 10 protest was an attempt to remove her cabinet

Romania’s prime minister Viorica Dancila wrote on Thursday, August 16, a letter to European Commission president jean-Claude Juncker and prime vice president Frans Timmermans complaining that the August 10 protest in Bucharest was an attempt to remove her cabinet by violent means.

She also accused president Klaus Iohannis of not fulfilling his constitutional role as mediator and that he called for more protests, governmental sources told local

Viorica Dancila wrote that, although most political party leaders in Romania appealed to calm, there were also voices that called for more protests. She is also unhappy that the President used the moment to accuse the Government.

Dancila added that the protest came shortly after her cabinet presented a positive report for the first half of this year and that the movement had no organizer, which led to the possibility of violent behavior.

The PM also claimed that the law enforcement forces acted according to the law and that the complaints of the protesters who denounced abuses from the riot police would be investigated.

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