A freezing cold rain and temperatures down to 1 degree Celsius could not prevent thousands of Romanians from taking to the streets of Bucharest Sunday evening to protest against corruption for the 20th consecutive day.
According to local media outlet Hotnews, about 3000 people holding up flags, banners and umbrellas gathered at Victory Square to express their discontent for almost four hours against the Government led by Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu. “Day by day we are here,” people shouted. When the protest peaked at 21.00 local time, the demonstrators sang the national anthem and lighted up their mobile phones. And just like the previous evenings, they then chanted “resignation, resignation” for tens of minutes.
The freezing weather engulfed also the cities of Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara or Sibiu where people showed solitary with their country fellows in Bucharest. Bad weather was apparently no issue for those who are convinced that their voices must be heard when they cry out against endemic political graft.