bucharest - In Romania, tens of thousands of people have once again protested against plans by the social-liberal government to relax the criminal law against corruption.
According to local media, some 30,000 people marched to the parliament building in the capital Bucharest after a protest call from 39 civil society organizations and the two largest trade union federations. About 20,000 others demonstrated in seventy other places. 'Justice, no corruption. Red plague, thieves, 'the demonstrators called.
The protests were mainly directed against the two parliament presidents Liviu Dragnea (House of Representatives) and Calin Popescu Tariceanu (Senate). Both stand in the sights of justice on charges of corruption. Dragnea has been convicted for electoral manipulation before.