Tens of thousands of people went to the streets for the fourth day in a row on Friday evening, January 3rd, to protests against an emergency ordinance that may weaken the fight against corruption in Romania.
The weekend is expected to bring even bigger rallies as people are determined to get the Government to withdraw the ordinance than partly decriminalizes abuse of office, which starts producing its effects on February 11.
Over 120,000 people, according to TVR, maybe 150,000 according to Digi24 and Hotnews.ro were in Bucharest’s Victoriei Square at 22:00. They sang Romania’s national anthemn Desteapta-te, Romane! (Wake up, Romanian!) – video by Romania’s public television TVR. Between 250,000 and 300,000 people protested all around Romania.