PROTEST ROMANIA: A new wave of protests against the controversial amnesty & pardon draft bill of the Ministry of Justice, broke out across Romania (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO).
The biggest demonstration took place in the country’s capital, where reportedly over 30.000 protesters filled the University Square and Magheru Boulevard before heading for Victoria Square where they chanted anti-corruption slogans and carried flags reading the following messages: “Corruption kills”, “PSD red plague”, “Down with the Government”, “In democracy, thieves stay in jail” and “DNA, we’re on your side.”
Klaus Iohannis briefly joined the protests!
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis made his arrival at the University Square in central Bucharest where he joined the public demonstration. Iohannis said: “A gang of politicians who have problems with the law want to change the legislation and weaken the state of law … Romanians are rightly indignant.” After greeting and talking to the people for about 10 minutes, the Head of State left the protest site while the crowd was chanting: “Iohannis is with us”.
Furthermore, rallies are announced in various European cities including Copenhagen, Paris, London and Haugesund (Norway), according to local media outlets Digi24, Hotnews and Antena3.
“I do not agree with the law of pardon and amnesty. It’s a pointless bill that favors some of the most known criminals who pose a threat to the economy and security of our country. It’s a strictly political legislative bill issued with dedication. There are some crooks who will surely benefit from it,” said a man who joined the protests.
Video: Thousands in Romania anti-corruption protests
Video: Massive protests in Bucharest, Romania, 22-01-2017
Scores of people rallied at University Square in Bucharest