Unprecedented protests continue in Bucharest for 3rd day

Protests continued in Bucharest late on Sunday, for the third consecutive day, as Romanian police fired tear gas and used water cannons against demonstrators.

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Police detained at least 25 protesters, according to information released by the representatives of the Romanian Police. 33 people protesting in the Bucharest University Square needed medical attention and 17 had to be taken to the hospital, with 4 of them police officers, who sustained head injuries and were intoxicated by tear gas, Dr. Bogdan Oprita, medical chief of SMURD Bucharest Ilfov emergency health service, told Agerpres.

protests in bucharestAfter midnight, the traffic in the area went back to normal, as only some tens of protesters were still gathered around the fountain in front of the Architecture Faculty.

Rubbish bins and newspaper stands were torched near the University Square, between University and the Cocor shopping center, the entrance in the Unirii underpass, at the crossing of Marasesti with Cantemir, in front of the Metropolitan Church.

Most victims were intoxicated with the tear gas fired by police.

The University Square protests became violent when demonstrators blocked traffic on a main thoroughfare and began to hurl stones and firebombs at police. The clashes took place in front of the National Theatre of Bucharest.

Protesters staged smaller anti-government rallies in other major cities such as Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Timisoara, Iasi, Galati, Craiova, Pitesti, Ploiesti, Botosani, Bistrita and Arad.

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Source: AGERPRES

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