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Romanians’ protest over anti-corruption fight enters Day 13

Romanians' protest over anti-corruption fight enters Day 13

Scores of unrelenting Romanians braved freezing temperatures to continue protests for the 13th day calling for the government’s resignation for trying to curb anti-corruption fight with about 60,000 demonstrators storming the Victory Square in the capital, Bucharest.

Shouting “resign, resign”, the protesters also formed a huge human Romanian flag in front of the government building, defying temperatures as low as -7C.

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Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel-Hamid, reporting from the demonstration in Victory Square, said: “It is quite a big protest, against the expectations of many people who were fearing that the cold weather and the fact that the government had rescinded this decree that really sparked all this popular anger would have made many people to stay at home.”

The Romanian government has since backed down on controversial plan to relax anti-graft laws following the ongoing eruption of the biggest rally to be staged in the European country in decades.



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