Bucharest City Hall finally approves Diaspora’s mega-rally on August 10. One million people expected to protest


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The Mayor of Bucharest, Gabriela Firea, has approved the Diaspora rally on August 10, the organizers announced the presence of one million people. Traffic will be restricted on several streets around Victoria Square in the capital city.

“Following a working meeting with the representatives of all institutions responsible for order, public peace and security – the Prefecture of Bucharest, the Bucharest Police Directorate, the Traffic Police Brigade, the Local Police, the Gendarmerie, the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), the RATB, the Ambulance Service in Bucharest- Ilfov, the Emergency Situations Inspectorate (ISU), as well as representatives of the departments of the City Hall with attributions in this field – the Mayor of Bucharest, Gabriela Firea, has approved the request of the Romanian Federation of Everywhere to organize a protest rally in Victoriei Square on August 10, 2018, to which 1 million people are announced to participate,” a communiqué from the Bucharest City Hall reads.

Several streets in Bucharest will be closed on that day.

Last week, the Bucharest City Hall 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 violate an article of the Law 60/1991 republished on the organization and development of public gatherings.

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