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About 5,000 people gather in Bucharest for anti-government rally

May 13, 5:28 UTC+3 BUCHAREST

Minor clashes between protesters and police were reported

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BUCHAREST, May 13. /TASS/. About 5,000 people gathered for an anti-government rally in Romania’s capital Bucharest on Saturday, the Agerpres news agency reported.

Protestors, carrying flags of Romania, the European Union and the United States, gathered in front of the Government Palace in Victoriei Square to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, Senate (upper house of parliament) speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu and President of the Chamber of Deputies (lower house of parliament) Liviu Dragnea. They chanted slogans "We want Europe, not a Dictatorship" and "Justice, not corruption."

The rally was organized to protest against the government’s economic measures and recent initiatives in law enforcement.

Minor clashes between protesters and police were reported.

The rally was organized by a number of public organizations. In an open letter, posted on Facebook, organizers claimed that the ruling coalition failed to fulfill its electoral demands.

Similar protests were held in other major Romanian cities - Timisoara, Sibiu, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Targu Mures and Iasi.

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