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Romania: Protesters remain defiant despite repeal of corruption decree01:47

Romania: Protesters remain defiant despite repeal of corruption decree

Romania, Bucharest
February 7, 2017 at 03:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 25,000 Romanians continued anti-government protests at Bucharest's Victory Square on Monday, a day after Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu announced the withdrawal of a controversial decree that would have decriminalised some cases of official corruption.

On Sunday, 200,000 protesters rallied in Bucharest despite the government's decision to officially repeal the controversial emergency ordinance. Many of the protesters said that the measures taken by the government on Sunday, five days after mass protests against the law started, were not sufficient and that the people had no more trust in the government who came to power last December.

Sunday's rally became the biggest rally Romanians witnessed in the last 25 years. All the boulevards around the square were reportedly full of people with banners and flags.

Romania: Protesters remain defiant despite repeal of corruption decree01:47
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Around 25,000 Romanians continued anti-government protests at Bucharest's Victory Square on Monday, a day after Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu announced the withdrawal of a controversial decree that would have decriminalised some cases of official corruption.

On Sunday, 200,000 protesters rallied in Bucharest despite the government's decision to officially repeal the controversial emergency ordinance. Many of the protesters said that the measures taken by the government on Sunday, five days after mass protests against the law started, were not sufficient and that the people had no more trust in the government who came to power last December.

Sunday's rally became the biggest rally Romanians witnessed in the last 25 years. All the boulevards around the square were reportedly full of people with banners and flags.

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