Protests in Romania against corruption and government performance

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Publication Date 16/08/2018
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Thousands of Romanians took part in protests in August 2018 against government action and perceived impunity on corruption. There were reports of police violence against some demonstrators, with a number of people being injured.

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The protesters were demanding the resignation of the government, objecting to the perceived efforts to weaken the judiciary. Demonstrations were held across the country ever since the cabinet proposed changes to the country's judicial system, including changes to the appointment the chief anti-corruption prosecutor.

This prosecutor was dismissed by the President in July 2018, following pressure by the government.

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