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Romania: Violence breaks out during pro-union march in Bucharest02:24

Romania: Violence breaks out during pro-union march in Bucharest

Romania, Bucharest
October 22, 2016 at 22:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Violent clashes broke out as more than 3,000 people rallied in Bucharest, Saturday, to demand that the government acknowledges the unification of Romania and Moldova. Five people were reportedly detained after pro-union activists clashed with riot police, injuring at least one in the process

The protesters rallied at the Union Square in central Bucharest, before marching towards the Victoria Square. The protest was organised by the Civic Platform Actiunea 2012.

Following the clashes, one protester was seen handing out flowers to the police officer, saying "we and the army will rebuild Greater Romania. Not with traitor politicians. We also have good politicians, but the traitors must be overthrown. Please accept these [flowers] from us."

Later in the day, scores of protesters occupied the University Square, where they pitched some 50 tents, claiming that they would remain there until Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos makes a decision on unification.

Romania: Violence breaks out during pro-union march in Bucharest02:24
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Violent clashes broke out as more than 3,000 people rallied in Bucharest, Saturday, to demand that the government acknowledges the unification of Romania and Moldova. Five people were reportedly detained after pro-union activists clashed with riot police, injuring at least one in the process

The protesters rallied at the Union Square in central Bucharest, before marching towards the Victoria Square. The protest was organised by the Civic Platform Actiunea 2012.

Following the clashes, one protester was seen handing out flowers to the police officer, saying "we and the army will rebuild Greater Romania. Not with traitor politicians. We also have good politicians, but the traitors must be overthrown. Please accept these [flowers] from us."

Later in the day, scores of protesters occupied the University Square, where they pitched some 50 tents, claiming that they would remain there until Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos makes a decision on unification.

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