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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Protests in Romania: Messages projected on museum building in Bucharest

Several messages of protest were projected on Sunday evening, April 15, on the facade of the National Art Museum in Bucharest.

The new protest was organized by local organization Coruptia Ucide, as a response to the police’s decision to detain and fine a man who projected the #rezist message on the same building during the International Lights Festival – Spotlight, which took place in the capital last week.

The incident occurred on Friday evening, when the man projected the #rezist message on the Art Museum’s building from the eighth floor of a building nearby. Somebody called the police, who came and decided to detain and then fine the young man. According to police officers, the man refused to ID himself and used an insulting language.

On the other hand, the organizers of the Sunday protest said the police intervention violated the freedom of speech. They also explained that the young man who projected the message has been participating in many of the street protests organized in the past year against the ruling coalition made up of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), as well as those against the Bucharest mayor.

“The main question here is: how is it possible for someone to call the police, with so much excitement, to ID and fine a citizen attending a City Hall event, a festival of lights – with lights! What reason other than to censor the message?,” reads the presentation on the protest’s Facebook page.

The protesters who gathered in front of the Art Museum on Sunday also projected messages such as #rezist (#resist – a message that became a symbol of the protests in Romania) and #vavedem (#weseeyou).

Big protest against Romania’s governing coalition planned for May

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Protests in Romania: Messages projected on museum building in Bucharest

Several messages of protest were projected on Sunday evening, April 15, on the facade of the National Art Museum in Bucharest.

The new protest was organized by local organization Coruptia Ucide, as a response to the police’s decision to detain and fine a man who projected the #rezist message on the same building during the International Lights Festival – Spotlight, which took place in the capital last week.

The incident occurred on Friday evening, when the man projected the #rezist message on the Art Museum’s building from the eighth floor of a building nearby. Somebody called the police, who came and decided to detain and then fine the young man. According to police officers, the man refused to ID himself and used an insulting language.

On the other hand, the organizers of the Sunday protest said the police intervention violated the freedom of speech. They also explained that the young man who projected the message has been participating in many of the street protests organized in the past year against the ruling coalition made up of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), as well as those against the Bucharest mayor.

“The main question here is: how is it possible for someone to call the police, with so much excitement, to ID and fine a citizen attending a City Hall event, a festival of lights – with lights! What reason other than to censor the message?,” reads the presentation on the protest’s Facebook page.

The protesters who gathered in front of the Art Museum on Sunday also projected messages such as #rezist (#resist – a message that became a symbol of the protests in Romania) and #vavedem (#weseeyou).

Big protest against Romania’s governing coalition planned for May

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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