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Romanians demand govt to resign in anti-corruption protest

Romanians demand govt to resign in anti-corruption protest Romanians rally in front of the government's hq - Auhgust 10, 2019

BUCHAREST (Romania), August 12 (SeeNews) - Thousands of Romanians held an anti-corruption rally in Bucharest on Saturday, demanding the resignation of the Social Democrat government and commemorating a protest that turned violent a year-ago, leaving several hundred people injured.

The demonstrations were peaceful on Saturday, when some 25,000 people protested in front of the government headquarters in Bucharest shouting messages against the government which they accuse of acting to weaken the fight against corruption in the country, a SeeNews reporter saw. Also, people say that the authorities did nothing to punish those responsible for the violence at the protests on August 10 last year.

On that date several hundred Romanians were injured while protesting against the government after getting caught in clashes between football fans and the riot police. People were there to protest against the policies of the government led by prime minister Viorica Dancila that in their opinion will shield corrupt officials from justice and slow down the fight against high-level graft.