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Romania: 'We wish you go to jail' - Thousands rally against proposed judicial reforms02:47

Romania: 'We wish you go to jail' - Thousands rally against proposed judicial reforms

Romania, Bucharest
December 11, 2017 at 04:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people gathered outside the Cabinet Office in Bucharest on Sunday to protest the government’s plans to overhaul of the judicial system.

Protesters blew whistles chanting slogans like "Thieves" as they vented their rage against the proposed judicial law amendments.

The dozens of potential law changes would allow current government officials more influence over the judicial system vastly changing its inner workings. Judicial experts and the US State department have warned that the proposed changes would compromise the independence of prosecutors, leaving the judicial system under political control.

A final decision for the law changes is to be made on Tuesday.

Romania: 'We wish you go to jail' - Thousands rally against proposed judicial reforms02:47
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Thousands of people gathered outside the Cabinet Office in Bucharest on Sunday to protest the government’s plans to overhaul of the judicial system.

Protesters blew whistles chanting slogans like "Thieves" as they vented their rage against the proposed judicial law amendments.

The dozens of potential law changes would allow current government officials more influence over the judicial system vastly changing its inner workings. Judicial experts and the US State department have warned that the proposed changes would compromise the independence of prosecutors, leaving the judicial system under political control.

A final decision for the law changes is to be made on Tuesday.

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