Protests continue in Romania after government repeals corruption impunity decree
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"About 500,000 demonstrators have rallied across Romania, despite the government revoking a controversial decree that fuelled their discontent.
The left-wing government earlier scrapped the decree, which would have shielded many politicians from prosecution for corruption.
But protesters remain dissatisfied about a revised version of the bill which will now be put to parliament."
See: Romania protesters not backing down after decree repeal (BBC News, link); Romania protests continue despite repeal of corruption decree (The Guardian, link); and Romania protesters extend demands (euronews, link):
"Alexandru, a teacher from Bucharest said: 'Its not about one decree, its about a way of doing politics. Seriously, were tired of the same old things. Were gathered here all together, to change not this council of politics (government), its about the people, not about a small amount of guys making laws for their benefit. Thats it.'"
See also: Romanian PSD leader says protests professionally organized, points finger at multinationals (Romania Insider, link):
"The leader of Romanias Social Democratic Party (PSD), Liviu Dragnea, probably the only man who managed to have his name booed by 600,000 people in the streets of Romania in the last 25 years, claims that the protests that have been taking place in Bucharest and all over the country in the last six days have been professionally organized. He also pointed the finger at multinationals for supporting the demonstrations against the Government that his party named less than a month ago."
And: "Earlier on Sunday, PSD senator Adrian Tutuianu, the president of the Parliaments committee that monitors the activity of the Romanian Intelligence Service SRI, said that he would ask SRI to come up with information about alleged situations in which multinationals gave their employees time off or even paid them extra hours to have them join the protests. He claimed this was a matter of national security and spoke of an alleged hybrid war that Russia may be carrying on Romania".
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