Răzvan Ştefănescu, the owner of the car registered in Sweden with preferential plates M…PSD (blow… to PSD), was stopped by a police crew Monday morning, which suspended his driving license and took over the license plates, although the Swedish Embassy said they are valid in all EU countries. The driver accuses the abuses.
The Embassy of Sweden in Bucharest has denied the information in the Romanian press, according to which the personalized registration plates in Sweden would not be allowed outside the borders of the northern state, in a message posted Sunday night on the Facebook page.
The Romanian, who has attracted appreciations and criticism in recent weeks, has been travelling around the country with a car registered in Sweden, having the Swedish registration plates M..EPSD.
Following the development in this case, a family of Romanians living in Belgium has announced on Facebook they will return home with an Audi registered with plates: 1 JOS PSD (1 DOWN PSD).
Mihai George Ciobanu has posted several photos on Facebook with his family and the car with the personalized plates.
In the first case, the Romanian Police say the car plates could not be used in Romania because the plates did not include a figure, in the second case the problem is out of the question. Furthermore, the personalized plates of the family in Belgium does not contain an offending message, it is just an anti-PSD message.
Protests in front of Traffic Police in Bucharest
Several dozen people protested on Monday in front of the Traffic Police in Bucharest against the decision to suspend the driving license of Răzvan Ştefănescu, the owner of the car registered in Sweden with preferential plates.
The protesters claim the decision is too rough and have requested the resignation of Interior Minister, Carmen Dan.
“This is clear abuse, what the Police say. What would have happened if the plates were LOVEPSD, it is only letters without figures? It is a false justification. I am disappointed by the Romanian Police,” one of the protesters said.
Another protester argues that Interior Minsiter, Carmen Dan, should resign: “We protest against the abuse made by the Interior Ministry, headed by Carmen Dan. The law is violated and so we request Carmen Dan’s resignation along with her subordinates.”