Protests in Romania: Soros strikes back


Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in the Romanian capital to protest against an emergency government decree to decriminalise a string of corruption offences.

Riot police have reported about 80,000 people gathered in front of the government’s headquarters in Bucharest’s biggest square on February 3 rd. Thousands gathered around 20 other cities even calling for the government to resign.  

Reasons of protests

People have been protesting against an emergency ordinance, which was going to decriminalise some offences, including some of the official misconduct. There have been some cases, whose financial damage is less than 200,000 lei (£38,000).

“You can’t just publish laws in the night and say shut up, we won the election, and you have no rights. It’s a very dangerous precedent. If this is the kind of procedure they do, we wonder what’s next. It looks like anything is possible,” said Dragos Stanca, one of protesters.

In the midst of the demonstration there were burst firecrackers. People threw Molotov cocktails into the police. Radical young people smashed shop windows and advertising design.

After days of these mass protests, at least, the Romanian government has reversed all plans to decriminalise corruption offences. PM Sorin Grindeanu reported that the law would be repealed during a cabinet meeting.

Deeping the conflict

Half a million Romanians have continued to protest against the government, even after the law was repealed on Sunday. People have been calling for the government to resign.

“They are liars and bad people,” said one of the protesters. “The government has to fall ... We are going to come back here every night.”

Soros’s plans in Romania

The main Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) is headed by Soros’s protégé, Eduard Raul Hellvig, serving now as a director of this Intelligence Service.

Now the National Liberal Party and the National Salvation Front (the last political structure formed by pro-Western NPO) are actively involved in the process of the dissolution of the Government. Thus, the possibility of the next Soros’s government to replace the Social Democrats could not be excluded.