Aproximtely 3,000 persons protest in Victoria Square in Bucharest
Approximately 3,000 persons protested in Victoria Square in the Capital, on Wednesday evening, against the emergency ordinance drafts regarding the amendment of Criminal Code and the pardon of some sentences.
Protesters shouted, among others, "We want prisons, not amnesties!", "DNA to come and take you!", "Ciorbea, resign!", "Down with Ciorbea!", "Down with Dragnea!", "Resignation!", "Down with the criminals!", "Out, out with thieves of the country!", "Colectiv!", "To prison, not at rule", "Fight DNA, stop the corruption, revolution is coming!".
Demonstrators held the placards with messages like: "Down with Government", "The day we give in is the day we die", "We want laws for people, not for criminals", "Prison is the place for thieves, not in the Government", "No to amnesty", "Get your claws off the Criminal Code".
Initially people gathered in the University Square, then they marched towards Victoria Square.
Rodica Nastase, who participated in the protest, stated that she is against adopting those two emergency ordinance drafts because "thieves and robbers must stay in prison".
"No to amnesty, no to pardon! They should stay where they belong, where the judge says!", Viorica Frone, who came to the Victoria Square, stated in her turn.
The Spokesperson of the Capital's Gendarmerie, Georgian Enache, specified that the protest was spontaneous, being organized on the social networks.
"It does not have an authorization, there is no request for the authorization", Enache specified, mentioning that gendarmes ensured the public order.
Around 21:00, the majority of the protesters have left the Victoria Square.
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