Some hundreds people staged an anti-corruption protest in Bucharest’s iconic square (Universitate Square) in front of the Bucharest National Theatre. Similar rallies were staged in Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara or Iasi. Protesters asked for the current Government’s resignation over the controversial amendments on justice laws.
Protesters shouted „Resignation!”, PSD, the red plague”.
A human chain from the Universitate Square to the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) headquarter had been announced.
„Following <reforms> of the past two years, including the amendments by GEO 7/2019 that lead to the political subordination of justice, which jeopardized the rule of law and the integrity of the public office, we ask the immediate resignation of the Chamber Speaker, Liviu Dragnea and of the Justice minister, Tudorel Toader”, reads the protest’s Facebook page.
Actor Tudor Chirila and the film director Sterea Gulea (director of Morometii series), joined the protesters in the Capital on Saturday, arguing that we cannot talk about rule of law in Romania anymore and that incompetence has become even more serious than corruption.
Some tens of people also gathered in Cluj, Timisoara and Iasi to protest against the incumbent ruling and against their decisions on judiciary. People formed a human chain in Timisoara, with 102yo philosopher Mihai Sora among them.