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.
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.
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.
Romania's government has survived a no-confidence motion sparked by last week’s controversial corruption decree. Protesters, however, have continued to call for the government’s resignation.
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