"Do not be scared, Romanians will get up!" And "Thieves!" They shouted. Protesters blew Vuvuzelas and let the government sound in the words "Down with the government".
Critics claim Romania has lost corruption since the ruling Social Democratic Party took power in 2016. They urge the government to resign and call a new election
Sorin Radu, who works in IT, said he protested, "because we have a government where many are corrupt."
"The people who govern, have no connection to ordinary people. I'm here to make a difference, "he said.
" We want to return to Romania, but there is too much corruption and health care is grim, "said Isabela Conduruta, a 45-year-old who has worked as a cleaner for 12 years in Germany.
Last Saturday, the Romanian riot police defended their use of force on Friday night's protest, which took 70 people, including 11 riot police, to hospital, and treated dozens of others at the scene.
Marius Militaru, The riot police spokesman said the police sentenced eight people for the violence.
Militaru said officials were told by Bucharest officials to clear the Victory Square after hours late Friday Long protests to government agencies demanding tens of thousands of people called for the resignation of the government.
Another police spokesman, Georgian Enache, said "legitimate state violence" was justified because protesters were repeatedly warned to leave the square] The riot police fired teargas and water cannons to knock down the demonstrators. Some people threw rockets, bottles and smoke bombs at riot police. Interior Minister Carmen Dan said the riot police had not "intervened against peaceful demonstrators, but against dangerous hooligans who attacked the authority of the state."
But President Klaus Iohannis, a left-wing critic, condemned "the brutal intervention of the riot police."
Three journalists also said they had been wiped out by the police.
The Austrian public ORF said on Saturday, a cameraman about the protest was struck by the police with batons and the TV presenter with him was pushed against a wall. A journalist who filmed the rally for Romania's online site Hotnews said he had been kicked and kicked by the riot police.
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