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The Romanian decriminalised official misconduct.
This essentially makes corruption legal.
what is life
fuckers passed the law in the middle ofthe night
despite protests haing held against this in the last two weeks
there were more than look people on the streets a few days ago
i cant even
I' m shaking with rage. A huge nummer of politicians will have their criminal
out. People who have cause state prejudice of millions of
dollars [they' re estimating a total of almost one trillion). People who have tried
to rig the Votes in the last presidential election. The officials who had done the
inspection in the Colector duh before the fire that claimed Eat lives lastyear will
Is this tor real? What the fuck-
Here' s an article in the Washington Post
New York Times
Protests are haing organized throughout the country. I' m so worried that
violence may wreak out, despite the fuckthat all protests so tar have heen
There are " people out in the streets in the
entire country. I' m hoping this changes something.
Over 300. 000 at the moment,
It' s the biggest protest in Romania in the last 25 years.
HUGE THANK YALI TD EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN SHARING THIS
Update c) 2, 02, 2017:
There were some incidents at the protest in Bucharest last night, some hands
of people have become police forces, throwing firecrackers
and other haunt objects towards them. This determined the police to ask all
protesters to go home, so that the situation doesn' t escalate. They also used
tear gas on the instigators_ it people were injured.
Iwant to stress that this is not how the protest should he seen. The majority of
the people is peaceful and this is the sole incident so far. The crowd
condemned the actions ofthose aggressors, shouting "Not like this!"_
The protests will continue tonight. The people, along with the president, the
Superior Council of , the attorney general, the European Union and
the embassies of several countries are asking the repeal ofthe emergency
ordinance that would decriminalise official misconduct.
Some foreign coverage:
BBC LISA Today The Glow and Mail Deutsche Welle Reuters
The Guardian Foreign Policy
Forthe sake of comparison, the last time protests of this size happened, it was
against the communist government in 1989, which heew in to a
full alown revolution.