BLOODY PROTESTS IN ROMANIA: The entire country got on its feet, they don't want corrupted politicians (PHOTO) (VIDEO)
It is estimated that around 200.000 and 300.000 people went to the streets of Romania shouting "Thieves" and "Resignations"
Adoption of the Regulation of the Government of Romania on the decriminalization of many offenses, caused mass protests in Romanian cities, and agencies point that they are the largest since the fall of communism in 1989. After the protest, during today, Trade Minister Florin Jianu and Justice Minister Florin Jordák have resigned from their posts.
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Romanian Adjerpres agency reported that 60 people were detained for interrogation after the conflict in the market in Bucharest. At least five people were injured, and the AFP said that among them there are police officers and demonstrators.
It is estimated that around 200.000 and 300.000 people went to the streets of Romania shouting "Thieves" and "Resignations".
Clashes erupted in Bucharest when a group of demonstrators began bombarding with bottles, firecrackers and stones the members of the security forces who responded with tear gas.
The Romanian gendarmerie appealed for calm and asked the demonstrators peacefully protesting to distance themselves from groups who shoot cops.
According to police estimates, more than 100,000 demonstrators have gathered in Bucharest.
The demonstrators called for the resignation of social-democratic government in Bucharest, in power less than a month, according to AFP.
Protests were also held in Cluj, Sibiu, Timisoara and Iasi, according to Romanian media, the protesters dispersed without incident.
Protests broke out immediately after the release of emergency decree passed that could allow many politicians to avoid prosecution.
Justice Minister Florin Jordák defended the decree, which has bypassed Parliament and will come into effect almost automatically, it is necessary "to make the law into line with the decisions of the constitutional court."
In January, the government of Prime Minister Sorina Grindeanua published emergency decrees, sparking angry protests across the country and criticism of Romania's center-right President Klaus Johannis, who in 2014 was elected based on the program against corruption.
- This is a sad day for the rule of law, which received a heavy blow by the opponents of justice and the fight against corruption - said two days ago the head of the Romanian state.
Reuters said that Romania is one of the European countries with the highest levels of corruption in public administration and many areas of public life in which prosecutors indicated that there are about 2,000 cases of abuse of power resulting in a total damage of billion euros in the last three years.
Around 10,000 people marched on Sunday through Bucharest and other Romanian cities to protest against the Government's proposal to pardon several thousand prisoners, critics argue that the move will set back efforts to combat corruption.
Romania's Sorin Grindeanu sought the adoption of an emergency ordinance which allows the government to pardon prisoners to avoid prisons in being overcrowded.
Romanian Trade Minister Florin Jianu submitted his resignation today because of the Romanian Government Regulation on the decriminalization of many offenses, for which more than 250,000 Romanians protest, according to Reuters.
He wrote on his Facebook page that he is resigning for moral reasons, "for his children".
- How to face them and what to tell them over the years - wrote Jianu.
Also, Justice Minister Florin Jordák, who brought the decree on corruption, has temporarily handed over his duties to his deputy until 7 February, Reuters reported referring to the Romanian news agency.
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