Darius Valcov, one of PM Dancila’s advisers, former Finance Minister and indicted in several corruption cases, has lashed out again at the #Rezist protesting movement, after he had slammed it several times in the past and had disclosed the medical record of one of the protesters. Valcov told Antena 3 private broadcaster on Sunday evening that „Rezist, a Romanian AntiFa, is a dirt, a small speck of dust in our way to conquer the history that we deserve” and that Romania’s voice should be heard like the ones of Italy, Hungary, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia.
„Romania’s voice should be heard, the way Italy’s voice is heard, or the one of Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia. Who is calling us extremists? Rezist, a Romanian AntiFa? Let’s avoid them, to elude them because they are dirt, a small speck of dust in our way to conquer the history that we deserve”, Valcov stated.
According to an article published in The Nation in Jauary 2017 and quoted by Republica, AntiFa is defined as a movement that is opposing fascism, combining movements of the radical left-wing to the anarchist policy and rejecting racism, sexism, homophobia and Islamophobia.
Valcov made the statements after he had said that Romania’s voice should be heard like the voices of Poland or Hungary, arguing that there is a double standard on European level.
Valcov’s party fellow, Liviu Pop, former minister of Education, has agreed with the PM’s adviser, saying the protests the past weekend have not been authorized. “On Romania’s path, any protester is a little speck of dust, Romania will look much better by 2020 (…) It has not been a political party that protested. If it were an auhtorized meeting, we wouldn’t comment”, Pop said.