Mass Riots In Romaina. At least 440 Injured

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Mass Riots In Romaina. At least 440 Injured

Protesters stand in front of police during a demonstration in Bucharest, Romania, August 10, 2018. Inquam Photos/Adriana Neagoe via REUTERS

On August 10th, tens of thousands of protesters rallied against the ruling Social Democrat (PSD) government in cities across Romania and in the capital Bucharest.

The anti-government protest drew tens of thousands of Romanians from abroad and local residents who demanded the government change laws that critics say would make it harder to prosecute corruption.

In Bucharest, on the Victoriei Square police warned in advance that they would not tolerate disorder. Despite the warnings, groups of protesters attempted to break through a security line. The protest turned violent after riot police fired tear gas and shot water cannons to quell the protesters. Some individuals threw rocks, bottles and smoke bombs at riot police.

At least 440 people were injured. Of those, as cited by RT, 24 were riot police. At least 65 people were transported to hospital, 9 of those were riot police, according to The Bucharest-Ilfov Emergency Service, cited by AP News. There have been no reports of life-threatening injuries.

The Centrist Romanian President Klaus Iohannis spoke against the police’s use of force. “I firmly condemn riot police’s brutal intervention, strongly disproportionate to the actions of the majority of people in the square,” he posted on his Facebook page. “The interior ministry must explain urgently the way it handled tonight’s events,” he continued.

The protest began at noon, when roughly 200 Romanians who live and work abroad gathered to protest corruption, low wages and attempts by the PSD to weaken the judiciary system. It eventually grew to a 60,000 people mass.

The protest was organized by diaspora associations, with Romanians living and working abroad waved Romanian and EU flags and chanted against the government and the PSD.

RT reported that at 5:00 pm the rally officially took off under the careful watch of authorities. At least 30 ambulances, three emergency services motorcycles and 13 fire engines were deployed for the August 10th’s rally.

An estimate of 3 to 5 million Romanians live and work abroad, the World Bank has reported, as cited by Reuters. They sent home almost $5 billion in 2017.

Peaceful protests have been held numerous times since the PSD took power in early 2017 and attempted to legalize several corrupt offences.

Earlier in 2018, the PSD tried to pass changes to the criminal code through parliament that raised concerns from the EU and the US State Department. The changes are pending Constitutional Court challenges.

Romania is ranked as one of the EU’s most corrupt countries and Brussels keeps its justice system under special monitoring.

Regarding the protest, Reuters cited unnamed politicians from the ruling party who ridiculed the protest and saying that they didn’t understand why the diaspora would protest.

BBC reported that on July 9th, President Klaus Iohannis approved the dismissal of anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi, who had been leading investigations into local and national politicians. He was forced into the decision by a court ruling on May 30th.

On February 2nd, 2017, 150,000 Romanians gathered in Bucharest last year after the government passed a decree that could free those sent to jail on corruption charges.

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  • Spit

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    • Bulgarian God

      Putin is zio-puppet. :)

      • Mike

        Bulgarians are history’s most pathetic whores, you turkish piece of shit.

        • Bulgarian God

          shut up russian commie stinky piece of shit.

          • Jens Holm

            I agree. Its a good thing computers cant bring smell yet.

        • Jens Holm

          hardly. Even swine are nice and clean animals, if they get the right conditions. Hard to be Bulgarians from 1912 and to now.

  • su-34

    If SF would make a little effort to document itself more thoroughly, such MSM bullshit would not be publicized here.

    The protests were organized by the current opposition: USR (a Soros financed party), PNL (former PDL, mainly an ex-securitate/SRI/CIA controlled party), the #rezist “movement” (Soros financed “professional” demonstrators), the so called diaspora, mainly brainwashed corporate drones, and last, but not least, the current president, which is a traitor who sold the country to german/jewmerican interests (of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung/CDU/Merkel breeding, like the ukrop Klitschko, “elected” through dubious means).

    Behind all this are the usual globalist/financial/corporate mafia interests, Soros NGOs, and so on, which would love to plunder what still remains unpillaged from the pre-’89 Rumania (mainly natural resources, cheap workforce).

    “PSD took power in early 2017 and attempted to legalize several corrupt offences”.

    In summer 2016, the Constitutional Court declared article 297 of the criminal code, that incriminated (very widely, and vague) the so called “abuse of service”, as unconstitutional. If that article would not be corrected in 45 days after this decision, it will get suspended. Nor the parliament, nor the then “technocrat” Ciolos government (politically aligned to the current opposition, mainly USR, and president) followed that decision, so article 297 got effectively suspended. The new PSD government tried through ordinance 13 (the so called – by opposition, and other interested parties – attempt to “legalize corruption”) to correct article 297, accordingly to the Constitutional Court’s (generally obligatory) decision. Even if the article was suspended, many of the courts still used it to condemn different persons.

    Article 297 was the preferred “toy” of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate, when they could not incriminate someone with something more substantial (actually almost half of its prosecution cases).

    All this happened on the foundations of secret protocols between secret services (mainly SRI/ ex-securitate under CIA control) with all parts of the judicial system – in blatant disregard of the constitution, and rule of law – to combat “corruption”. It has been used mainly to incriminate politicians, businessmen, prominent mass-media personalities, and other undesirable persons to the then in power president/government/western interests, a true political police.

    Details can be read at https://www.luju.ro/international/english/report-on-the-subversive-activity-conducted-between-2005-2017-in-the-sectors-of-justice-and-intelligence-services-to-enable-political-judicial-economic-interest-groups-to-exercise-state-power

    • AM Hants

      Thank you for the information. I did wonder why the ‘Ukraine Maidan/Soros funded regime change script’ was going down in Romania, when they had been so loyal to the Soros script. I did not realise they had a change of Government, in the last year.

      Game Plan of George Soros 5

      Why are they protesting?

      Why and how do they already have banners and buses and everything else for a protest?

      ESTABLISH LEGAL FOUNDATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS WITHOUT PURPOSES OF PROFIT

      Use those groups to build a “home” for the development of leaders / followers and allow the movement of money. The people involved in these foundations and non-profit organizations work to slowly infiltrate the government, working simultaneously in government and for foundations. This creates a structure of government in the shadows in which individuals are a kind of double agents loyal to both their government position and the Soros groups.

      CONTROL THE MEDIA

      Use those foundations established in step 1 to consistently gain control of media companies and media personalities. That provides influence on the general population and helps to frame the necessary narratives in the future. The primary objective of controlling the media is to be able to FORMULATE AND PROVIDE NARRATIVES.

      WEAKENING THE STATE

      In this process the objective is not so much to weaken the government but rather to weaken the structures of government. The goal of this process is to make people doubt the credibility of government structures. This tends to include doubt about the credibility of the application of the law, the credibility of the rulers, and the credibility of the electoral process.

      DEVELOP AND CAUSE AN ELECTORAL CRISIS

      The cause or atmosphere of the crisis does not matter. All that matters is that the core of democracy, the credibility of the voting process, be questioned to the point of anger and frustration.

      ORGANIZE MASS PROTESTS AND MANIFESTATIONS

      An electoral crisis leads directly to protests that increase until finally the government responds with force and with a change in the state of affairs.

      All the guidelines are coming together.

      The immediate and orchestrated response of the organized protests reveals his hand. Our celebration could be premature if we do not insure it until January.

      https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/sociopol_soros08.htm

      • Jens Holm

        He ignore facts and has no solutions. Hardly anything has to do with CIA and Soros.

        They steal oil in Roumania too. hardly anthing to steal there.

    • putinbeater

      Yiu lie.

      This was a spontaneus demonstraion against corrupt government. In Romania in last years the special prosecution sent in prisom hundreds of politicians. indenpendent, in which party they were. The actuak government tries to destroy this institute.

      After the police use force (not legal move according actual rimanian law!), came new and new people. spontaneusly. tens of thousands.

      • Jens Holm

        I agree. Its not infected as su-34 says. Those demonstrators have good reasons for sceptisism by themselves as well as they do have to repeckt, what the poarlament and Goverment are chosen for.

        And I have not seen the last part myself. Sometimes its like You write. realtiv few are there for making trouble and escalate the situation.

    • Robert Ferrin

      Another color revolution by the C.I.A and if they learned anything from the coup in the Ukraine its that the only thing these people understand is brute force, and the sooner they put it down the better hard and fast….

      • Jens Holm

        You are very biased Yourself. Seemes You prefare corruption, poor people and unproductivity Yourself.

        he writes about Diaspora. Of course there are. And its big. And its sending a lot of money to there and make no improvements because they dont clean. I think those socialdemocrates are a little better then most, but its a big long time thing to slice away.

        And the Goverment is elected, but might be cleaner itselv too.

    • Jens Holm

      It would be nice, You at least have one or two links to improvements for the Rumaenian Nation for changed. Those are needed.

      And yes, the diaspora is big and rich compared to the locals. But WHY. You have no why.

      Those many roumaniens send millions and millions back home – and where do they go ???

      Hard for me to see anything but usual evelasting stupid anti zoroisme. Where are the average Roumanian in Your pamflet.

      EU are Soro too ?? We all are ?

    • Actually in the moment I read that the crowd was “waving EU flags” I understood who is the puppeteer.

  • Bulgarian God

    Fuck the communists! Go Romania ! Overthrow those kremlin puppets in the government !

    • seawolf

      where do you see communists. Romania is a NATO’s slave,

      • Bulgarian God

        The government is from socialist pro-kremlin party !

        • seawolf

          Ok whatever, but I want to remind this info was not published or shown on any west MM

          • Jens Holm

            Strange isnt it …

        • Mike

          Yeah a NATO whore country is pro-Kremlin, where dropped in the head by your drug addicted prostitute of mother, you Bulgarian piece of shit.

          • PZIVJ

            I take it you have run across this troll before? :D

          • Bulgarian God

            shut the fuck up, degenerate commie monkey !

          • Jens Holm

            Monkeys alread complain in UN because of You.

            Allah hardly have space for You in heaven, but Putin takes over and give You a tent in sibiria. Its sponsored by tha Pope in Rome incl. transportation and the last oil.

          • Bulgarian God

            Midget putin loves muslims, building them tousend of mosques! Hahaha, you know nothing, pathetic piece of shits.

        • Jens Holm

          They are elected. Thats the new thing. They by that can make Governess, and if they are the best, they can be reelected and if not replaces.

          Cleaning up is mainly in the minds. I never has been even near communisme, but parts of that is fine with me as a contrast to Robbercapitalism.

          So they have to find their own feet.

    • Mike

      Bulgarians are really the sub-human scum of Europe, always for sale like a cheap crack whore.

      • Bulgarian God

        you are subhuman piece of shit commie degenerate and kremlin whore.

        • Jens Holm

          My mother was. When she dies, i can buy Spain. When the times comes, You might be interested in necrofilia ?

      • goingbrokes

        Not Bulgarian – fake nationality!

  • meridius

    Neither of the two camps is worth spending ( or I should say
    wasting) a drop a blood , sweat or energy. On one side you have the ruling PSD
    , a gang of incompetents, low IQ thieves who are hell bend on milking the public
    budget and stealing the grand Fanariot style;

    One the other side you have USR ,PNL which are equally incompetent; the only notably
    difference is who they take their orders from: either Soros foundations or the neo
    -Bolshevik cabal from Bruxelles ( the
    new Moscow). The latter gang of political
    commissars ( no better than the infamous Cheka officers in Soviet Union
    of the ’20’ and ’30 ) replaced the red stars with yellow ones. Otherwise no
    difference. All of them the lowest scum who
    would betray their country for 30 Tallers.

    Now if you are honest, hard working Romanian citizen (
    whether living abroad like me ) or in Romania
    you are face with an unappetizing choice: support the local thieves or
    the globalist traitor scrums.

    Unfortunately the Romanian
    political landscape does not have a genuine center right party that would have a
    nationalist stance but be run by
    competent politicians open to economic
    market rule.( like Fidesz in Hungary ) ANO -2011 in the Czech Republic or like Law
    and Order party in Poland.

    Till such force emerges on the Romanian police stage, one is
    best advised to stay on the sidelines. There simply no good choice at the
    moment.

    • Jens Holm

      Thank You. Even not of yours, i see the same here from Denmark and our few more or less welcome guest as that too.

  • goingbrokes

    In this age of paid protesters I support a government taking a firm hand against diaspora inspired BS protests.

    • Jens Holm

      So You prefare corruption, unimployment and people sending a lot of maney home, becauise they cant get a job home has no reason to protest.

      I do understand them well. We have hard working Roumainians here as well as beggers and thieves in over representation.

  • anonim

    The little iohanis is not Centrist. He is part of some former Nazi movement banned during WWII. He fought to recover their assets.

  • Ivan Freely

    “The protest was organized by diaspora associations…”
    Ah, color revolution sponsored by…

  • “An estimate of 3 to 5 million Romanians live and work abroad,” the total unfortunately includes the gipsies who are mostly into pickpocketing and theft in apartments/houses – thanks to EU rules this scum can roam freely in whole EU.