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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Romanian Gendarmerie notifies prosecutors about coup d’état attempt at August 10 protest

The Romanian Gendarmerie accused a coup d’état attempt at the August 10 anti-government protest, and filed a complaint with the anti-organized crime office DIICOT for offenses against the constitutional order, local Mediafax reported.

The ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) and its leader Liviu Dragnea previously made similar accusations in public reactions.

Interior minister Carmen Dan also announced on Tuesday, September 11, that she has filed an "action" with DIICOT to expose events at the street protest that took place in Bucharest on August 10. The manifestation turned violent after the gendarmerie used tear gas and water cannons to clear the square. More than 400 people were injured and hundreds filed complaints against the Gendarmerie after these violent incidents. However, the Gendarmerie and the interior minister said the intervention was legal.

PSD also asked the state authorities to urgently investigate alleged information about the possible external financing of the August 10 anti-government protest in Bucharest. The investigation should also focus on alleged premediated acts that may have led to the violent incidents in Victoriei Square, according to the party.

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Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photo source: Inquam Photos / Octav Ganea)

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Romanian Gendarmerie notifies prosecutors about coup d’état attempt at August 10 protest

The Romanian Gendarmerie accused a coup d’état attempt at the August 10 anti-government protest, and filed a complaint with the anti-organized crime office DIICOT for offenses against the constitutional order, local Mediafax reported.

The ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) and its leader Liviu Dragnea previously made similar accusations in public reactions.

Interior minister Carmen Dan also announced on Tuesday, September 11, that she has filed an "action" with DIICOT to expose events at the street protest that took place in Bucharest on August 10. The manifestation turned violent after the gendarmerie used tear gas and water cannons to clear the square. More than 400 people were injured and hundreds filed complaints against the Gendarmerie after these violent incidents. However, the Gendarmerie and the interior minister said the intervention was legal.

PSD also asked the state authorities to urgently investigate alleged information about the possible external financing of the August 10 anti-government protest in Bucharest. The investigation should also focus on alleged premediated acts that may have led to the violent incidents in Victoriei Square, according to the party.

Romania’s president and ruling party blame each other for violent incidents at diaspora protest

Romania’s PM speaks of an assault on state institutions after August 10 protest

President about August 10 protest: It’s outrageous that the PSD Govt. gassed and beat Romanians

Romanian civic groups buy ad space at Geneva Airport to run video of August 10 incidents

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photo source: Inquam Photos / Octav Ganea)

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