President to lobby for finding the truth and accountability of those guilty of the Revolution crimes. “Romanians will not tolerate an autocratic ruling anymore”


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Commemorating 29 years since the Romanian anti-communist Revolution, President Klaus Iohannis has stated that he will keep on lobbying for finding the truth and for the punishment of those who are guilty of the homicides committed during the Revolution.

In December 1989, sick of abuses and shortcomings, Romanians chose to fight in the street for their ideals. Our fellows gave their life so that we could live today in liberty and democracy. I will keep on lobbying for finding the truth and for the punishment of those guilty of the crimes committed back then,” the head of state posted on Facebook on Friday.

At the same time, Klaus Iohannis underlined that Romanians will not tolerate anymore an autocratic ruling, based on abuse of power and corruption.

History shows us that no regime that is humiliating and despising its own citizens can resist. Romanians will not tolerate anymore an autocratic ruling, based on the abuse of power and corruption, on incompetence and on the complete contempt for the citizen. We are honouring the memory of the Revolution’s victims only by firmly opposing any attacks against justice and democratic institutions“, the Romanian President concluded.

Klaus Iohannis has laid a wreath in the memory of the Revolution’s victims at the shrine in Universitatii Square on Friday morning.

29 years ago, on December 21, 1989, the Revolution that led to the fall of the communist regime was breaking out in Bucharest. After a night of shooting, the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was fleeing by helicopter. The anti-communist demonstrations had begun in Timisoara on December 15, 1989, as a retort to the government’s attempt to evict reformist reverend Laszlo Tokes. However, the protests had been accompanied by a bloodbath, but they also prompted the declaration of the first city free of communism in Romania, on December 20, 1989.
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