Romanian flag, recreated by over 50,000 protesters in Bucharest

tricolor-protest-piata-victorieiAt 9 PM sharp, on Sunday evening, more than 50,000 people that had were attending a protest in Victoriei Square, in front on the Government building, opened the flashlights of their phones and placed on top of their devices a sheet of paper that was coloured in red, green or blue, depending on their location in the square, says

The people recreated the Romanian flag in the 13th consecutive day of protests against the center-left government led by Sorin Grindeanu, calling for unity in the fight against corruption. Several thousands people continued to demonstrate in other large Romanian cities, as the political tension in the country remains elevated.

Meanwhile, around 1,000 people were calling for the resignation of president Klaus Iohannis, in a separate protest that was also taking place in Bucharest, near the Cotroceni Palace.

The people that had gathered near the government building were also calling for the resignation of the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Liviu Dragnea, and of the president of the Senate, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, who was put on trial in a corruption case on Friday. Dragnea got a suspended jail sentence last year and is currently tried in a separate corruption case involving his former wife.


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