Bucharest City Hall has rejected the request filed by the Federation of the Romanians Abroad to stage a meeting in the Capital on August 10. The rally, entitled “All Romanians are coming to Bucharest on August 10!#diasporaacasa”, became viral since it has been announced on Facebook more than a month ago.
The Capital City Hall invoked that the meeting would break an article of the Law 60/1991 republished on the organization and development of public gatherings, adevarul.ro reports.
In retort, the president of the Federation, Florin Țîra, said they will not stage any manifestation on August 10. “Any other manifestation to be staged at that time is independent of us“.
“Following the Bucharest City Hall’s refusal, we gave up organizing the protest through the Federation of the Romanians Abroad. I will personally come “to visit” the Capital on August 10, a short city-break to Bucharest will do no harm,” Florin Țîra told RFI, adding that “the main tourist attraction” will be the Victoriei Square, which, he says, will be filled up on August 10, as hundreds of thousands of Romanians from Diaspora come back in Romania for their holiday.
He also asked, in the name of the Federation, the resignation of Bucharest mayor, Gabriela Firea and of the entire Government, also calling for early elections.
A message posted on social networks on June 12 announced a rally, of 1 million people from Diaspora, against the Government, which would reportedly take place on August 10 in Bucharest.
The Romanians living abroad want to express their disagreements with the current government and want to stage a huge protest.
The suggested date is August 10, in a period when most Romanians return to the country for holidays.