The Romanian government’s attempts to water down anti-graft measures have triggered the biggest protests since the fall of communism. The demonstrators are determined that official corruption should be eliminated.
Anti-government demonstrations have entered their 13th consecutive day in response to Bucharest's attempt to ease anti-corruption laws. Protests have been staged across the nation, marking the largest rallies since 1989.
As massive crowds protest the decriminalization of official misconduct, many Romanians feel encouraged. But few expect to change the nation’s long history of government corruption. Diego Cupolo reports from Bucharest.
Romanian Justice Minister Florin Iordache has stepped down over an anti-graft law that sparked mass protests and international condemnation. Critics said the law would have protected corrupt politicians from prosecution.
The leader of Romania's ruling center-left coalition has said the government will not step down despite ongoing protests. Hundreds of thousands of Romanians continue to demonstrate against an easing of corruption laws.
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