In Bucharest, tens of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday to protest against the Romanian Social Democratic government. It was Saturday a year after another protest was brutally suppressed by the police.
The demonstration was organized by Romanians who live and work abroad because they are angry because of "corruption, bad governance and attempts by the government to break the rule of law". The protesters' anger also stems from the case of a 15-year-old girl who was murdered because the police reacted slowly to her emergency calls.
"I have seen better cabinets at IKEA," said a banner. "Anyone who takes care of something, such as a house, a garden or a country, needs to be cleaned," said farmer Baia Mare. Mare was on the road for 14 hours from the northwest of the country to Bucharest to demonstrate. "I am here to draw attention to the cleaning needed in our country."
Since the Social Democrats came to power in 2017, many peaceful protests have been held against the government's attempts to break the rule of law.
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