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62 gendarmes say they were victims of the August 10 protest

The Prosecutor’s Office upon the District 1 Court is extending the investigation in the case of violence against the riot police (the Gendarmerie) during the Diaspora rally on August 10. Prosecutors say that 62 gendarmes have been attacked during the ...

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Reactions to PM Dancila’s letter to EC President: PNL’s Orban, former PM Ciolos, USR call for her resignation

PNL Chairman, Ludovic Orban (photo 1), has reacted to the letter sent by PM Viorica Dancila to the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, by saying she lies in a hallucinating way and that the letter fundamentally affects Romania’s interests at ...

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Raed Arafat reports growing number of people without symptoms going to the emergency room, denies danger of the tear gas effects

The Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), has issued a press release, saying the substances used during the gendarmes’ intervention in Victoriei Square on August 10 are according to the international standards. The head of the department, Raed Arafat told those ...

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Military prosecutors received no information about the tear gas used during recent protests. What does the Riot Police say?

First-prosecutor of the Military Prosecutor’s Office upon Bucharest Military Tribunal, Ionel Corbu, who investigates the file of the Diaspora rally’s violence, has said on Wednesday that they had received no information about the tear gas used by the Riot Police ...

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Amnesty International: Authorities must investigate allegations of excessive use of force by gendarmerie against protesters

Romanian authorities must conduct prompt, thorough, independent and impartial investigations by civilian authorities into the allegations of unnecessary and excessive use of force by the gendarmerie against participants of a protest in Bucharest on 10 August, and bring all those ...

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Violence Diaspora rally: Over 60 complaints filed against gendarmes at the the Military Prosecutor’s office

Military prosecutors have registered 63 criminal complaints filed by protesters against the riot police representatives so far. The gendarmes are accused of of abusive intervention during the Diaspora rally on August 10, which left over 400 injured. Two gendarmes were ...

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Peaceful protest in Victoriei Square following Friday’s violence. Tens of thousands wearing protective masks asked for the Gov’t resignation

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 ...

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