Declic community says that the EU, NATO and UN leaders attending a meeting in Bucharest these days have received over 4,200 complaints filed by Romanians against gendarmes due to their violent intervention against peaceful protesters during the Diaspora rally on August 10, 2018. The complaints were asking the international bodies to withdraw Romanian gendarmes from the foreign missions.
„Inboxes of the most important leaders of EU, NATO and UN, who are present in Romania these days, are stormed by over 4,200 complaints filed by the Romanians against gendarmes. Citizens are asking the High Representative of the EU for foreign affairs, Federica Mogherini and the UN deputy secretary general, Jean-Pierre Lacroix to withdraw Romanian gendarmes from the missions abroad, due to the violence against peaceful protesters on August 10, 2018”, reads a Declic press release.
Romanians have also sent a letter saying that gendarmes use tear gas during the Diaspora rally without considering the peaceful protesters, “including children, old people and pregnant women who were exerting their democratic right to protest”.
The e-mails come after over 80,000 citizens had signed the petition “Gendarmerie is toxic. We ask for the UN’s help” that is also urging the withdrawal of the Romanian gendarmes from the foreign peace keeping missions of NATO, EU and UN”.
“At this moment, following the petition initiated by the Declic community, the United Nations have started an investigations, asking the Romanian state for explanations regarding the violence during the Diaspora protest. The UN inquiry is expected to be concluded in March“, the press release adds.