Bucharest, Feb 7: Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, who leads a coalition government had last week approved a controversial executive order that decriminalised certain grant offences and protected politicians from prosecution.
The ruling coalition had passed the controversial order without taking any input from Romanian parliament. For a week people of Romania took to streets to protest against the executive order and ultimately the government was forced to withdraw the order.
The demonstrators gathered for sixth consecutive day into Bucharest's Victory Square to protest as the people felt that there has been decrease in the will of the government to fight corruption.
Romanian residing in various countries too showed their solidarity with the protestors and continued the protests in different countries attracting lot of attention towards their cause.
Here are some pictures of the massive protest staged by Romania in decades:
A woman shouts slogans during protest
A woman shouts slogans during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. The leader of Romania's ruling center-left coalition said Monday the government won't resign following the biggest demonstrations since the end of communism against a measure that would ease up on corruption. Image courtesy: PTI.
Demonstrators carry puppets
Demonstrators carry puppets depicting, left to right, Justice Minister Floring Lordache, former Prime Minister Victor Ponta, head of the senate Calin Popescu Tariceanu, leader of the social democratic party Liviu Dragnea, and Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Romania's political crisis is deepening over a government decree that may benefit rich and powerful people convicted of corruption. Central banner reads: "we came to steal because it is legal". Image courtesy: PTI.
Banner reads "We will be here every day"
A protester walks with a banner that reads "We will be here every day" past a riot police line as thrown stones litter a pavement after minor clashes erupted during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Protesters and riot police clashed sporadically in Romania's capital late Wednesday as tens of thousands demonstrated against the government for decriminalising some official misconduct, a move that critics at home and abroad called a major a setback for the anti-corruption fight. Image courtesy: PTI.
Corrupt administration must leave
Protests continued even after the executive order was taken back. This showed that people wanted the corrupt government to leave. Image courtesy: @YourAnonNews.
Protest in Antarctica
Citizens of Romania protest in Antarctica. Image courtesy: @Ogisa_.
Protestors showed how to resist
Protestors encouraged each other to increase the number of protestors and slept on the streets as they protested against government. The message was very clear that Romanians were not ready to let go off the government. Image courtesy: @mariusbancila.
Protest in Chicago
Romanians in Chicago showed their solidarity with the protestors and protested in Chicago. Photo by Alina Bucur. Image courtesy: @PositiveRomania.