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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    Last night I got tear-gassed multiple times in some very serious street clashes with the Gendarmerie.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45156598

    https://www.romania-insider.com/aust...arest-protest/

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/vi...protests-video

    More than 400 people were injured as the riot police charged us and gassed us multiple times.
    Glad that you are not hurt.
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    I was quite in the middle of it all to be fair - I got charged at multiple times by the Gendarmerie and I had to run in order to avoid being trampled down and literally beaten, because that's what happened.

    99% of people were protesting peacefully but some instigators (which I have seen, they were close to me in fact) started throwing various objects, including rocks, at the Gendarmerie. This suddenly turned into a tear gas fest with entire cans & drums of irritant agent being sprayed all over the Victoriei Plaza. Children, elderly, mothers... everyone was gassed, some square in the face. That gas is horrendous - chokes you and water makes it actually worse so you need either milk or Maalox (a chemical agent). The tear gas was indiscriminately thrown around.

    At the end of the day, at around 11:00 PM, the Gendermes got orders - clear the plaza. What followed was literally clashes, fights and some burned barricades and people were protesting at 4 AM.

    65.000 protested again last night.
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.2bde207f851a

    A good breakdown of what's going on - people are still very angry.
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    https://www.ft.com/content/2a46946e-...b-1fe89bedc16e

    Romania’s treatment of its former anti-corruption chief has divided Europe and is now pitting Brussels’ institutions against one another. Bucharest’s legal pursuit of Laura Codruta Kovesi on charges of corruption and abuse of office is spilling over into Brussels business.MEPs want Kovesi to become the first head of Europe’s new public prosecutor’s office (EPPO).

    EU governments, wary of getting involved in each others’ internal affairs, would rather she not.The two sides clashed dramatically on Thursday, with MEPs accusing governments of turning a blind eye to Romania’s treatment of Ms Kovesi and Bucharest’s deteriorating rule of law at a time when the country holds the rotating presidency of the EU.
    A direct consequence of the protests is the elevation of Kovesi to the EU role.
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    A glimmer of hope.

    With almost 50% election turnout for the European Parliament, Romania has elected a strongly pro-EU cohort of politicians, with thousands of people protesting at the same time due to the fact they can't vote. Adding to that, the ruling party president was sent to jail the next day.

    https://www.economist.com/europe/201...-back-on-track
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    Romania gave a stunning defeat to nationalistic, pro-corruption forces today in the Presidential election, with the current incumbent, President Iohannis, winning at a margin of about 68% in the runoff Presidential vote. Pro-EU, economically liberal, sort of conservative party, tough of corruption.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/24/w...-election.html

    https://www.euronews.com/2019/11/24/...or-re-election
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    IMO they were pretty poor articles. Even if Iohannes was the next best thing after sliced bread, they could have given a more impartial description. They seem to be confused about facts as well.

    The social-democrats have winning in elections since 2012, not 2016. Anyway, it's not like the 6-Houses professor comes from a pristine party. Under his leadership, the liberals merged with the conservatives of the Democratic Party of the infamous Basescu.

    Many former liberals were completely furious, when their favourite party, based on a platform of eradicating Basescu cronyism betrayed them. Iohannis himself does not have a serious political programme (in fact, he cannot speak Romanian very well), apart from abstract calls for the eradication of corruption and it has been long assumed that he emerged only under the patronage of minister Braga.
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    Romania gave a stunning defeat to nationalistic
    ?! I mean they are a bit, but not more than the center-right.

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    Not quite - Basescu campaign on a platform on eradicating cronyism and especially eliminating the "robber barons" who controlled significant amounts of wealth in the country. Most of what DNA (National Anticorruption Agency) has achieved was targeted towards very wealthy, influential people who used to do state contracts for wealth.

    As for the nationalism, it's a fake nationalism, pandering to Romanian ideology that in many cases is not even really patriotic / nationalism. A very odd mix, sometimes quite confusing.
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