By: Kyle James | 08-10-2018 | News
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Bucharest - 452 Injured By Police In Victoriei Square Protests

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A protest quickly grew into thousands in Bucharest's Victoriei Square against the government led by the PSD-ALDE coalition. Members of the Romanian diaspora organized the protest and numbers soon swelled to nearly 100,000 people while another 50,000 protested in smaller cities around the country.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Romanians from abroad protest in Bucharest - The moment they lighten up the phones, at 21.00 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bucharestprotest?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#bucharestprotest</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/protest?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#protest</a> <a href="https://t.co/47SPVVJbaS">https://t.co/47SPVVJbaS</a> <a href="https://t.co/l3KvIl7oJU">pic.twitter.com/l3KvIl7oJU</a></p>&mdash; StirileTVR (@StirileTVR) <a href="https://twitter.com/StirileTVR/status/1027981180191354881?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The civil unrest in the country is growing as citizens are banding together in protest of the PSD-ALDE government coalition. The gendarmerie used crowd control tactics such as tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd which only escalated the situation into a violent climax around 11 p.m.

The law enforcement tactics left around 452 people injured including two dozen members of the gendarmerie. 65 people were hospitalized during the violent climax as law enforcement forced people to evacuate the square. Two of the hospitalized individuals were law enforcement including a female gendarme who was beaten by a group of violent protesters before they could escape.

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The tactics used by the gendarmerie have led people to question their actions and demand an explanation as to why they used so much force against protesters. In past protests, violent provocateurs have attacked the police line but were quickly removed from the crowd by the gendarmes.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bucharest?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bucharest</a> looks now with tens of thousands (the press says even 80.000+) protesting against the Government. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Romania?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Romania</a> <a href="https://t.co/ZarcWF1Zpy">pic.twitter.com/ZarcWF1Zpy</a></p>&mdash; Razvan-Victor Sassu (@RazvanSassu) <a href="https://twitter.com/RazvanSassu/status/1027987565834653696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">250+ wounded people (including some children) reported in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bucharest?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bucharest</a> at tonight’s protest where 100k+ asked for the Govt resignation. Tear gas and water cannons were used. This is totally unacceptable and it’s still escalating. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Romania?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Romania</a> <a href="https://t.co/E92pDikhcP">pic.twitter.com/E92pDikhcP</a></p>&mdash; Razvan-Victor Sassu (@RazvanSassu) <a href="https://twitter.com/RazvanSassu/status/1028011941749575680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is not how an <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EU</a> country should look like. The repression of the Government at tonight&#39;s massive <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bucharest?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bucharest</a> protest by using gas and water cannons on such a scale shouldn&#39;t be accepted. Gassing your own citizens in order to silence them is not the way forward. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Romania?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Romania</a> <a href="https://t.co/YjIs4P4hO9">pic.twitter.com/YjIs4P4hO9</a></p>&mdash; Razvan-Victor Sassu (@RazvanSassu) <a href="https://twitter.com/RazvanSassu/status/1028021036598665216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Witnesses from the protest say tear gas containers were used indiscriminately throughout the evening instead of targeting the few dozen violent protesters.

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Anonymous No. 33683 2018-08-12 : 00:03

>Members of the Romanian diaspora organized the protest and numbers soon swelled to nearly 100,000 people while another 50,000 protested in smaller cities around the country.

it's not the diaspora if it's in their country you dumbfuck

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