A new rally against the Viorica Dancila cabinet and against PSD has been announced on Friday evening, to silently commemorate the repression against the protesters on August 10.
The rally is called ‘Democracy is dying due to gas and sticks’ will take in place in Victoriei Square during 22.45-23.45h, the organisers of the event have informed on Facebook, ziare.com informs.
“On Friday it is a week since the Diaspora protest, when we witnessed the revolting attack by the politically led Gendarmerie forces against peaceful citizens. According to the information from August 11, the order to clear the square was issued at 23.11h and 452 people needed medical care. There are other people who had symptoms and requested medical care in the following days. Let’s meet at 22.45h to silently commemorate the moment when the repression started. We need to be at least 452 people, to wear masks (surgical or for painting) and to remind the world that the democracy is dying in Romania due to gas and sticks. We, the 452 who will represent the victims of the August 10 assault, together with all those who will join us in Victoriei Square, will protest against those who ordered the violence that night and against the top representatives of the toxic alliance PSD-ALDE, the actual organisers of the abuses that night and of the mockery against democracy in our country,” the organisers say.
Over 100,000 protesters gathered in Bucharest last Friday, in Victoriei Square for the Diaspora rally. All streets around the Government building were blocked by the law enforcement forces. The first incidents began around 4 p.m. and since then until midnight, hundreds of people needed medical care. Instigators have set on fire various areas, throwing ledges and glasses at gendarmes. In their turn, gendarmes retorted by force. Tens of innocent protesters ended up in hospital.
452 people have been injured overall (24 gendarmes), with 70 of them being hospitalized
Tens of thousands of people returned to the Victoriei Square on Bucharest on Saturday evening to protest against the Government and the ruling party PSD and its leaders. Many came wearing protective masks in case the security forces used tear gas again. Unlike Friday’s violence, the rally on Saturday was peaceful, with people shouting against the Government and the ruling party leaders, also slamming the intervention in force of the gendarmes the other day. “You don’t have so much tear gas how much pain we have inside us”, “Liviu don’t forget, this is not Dragnetia”, “Resignation Government”.