Romania: New day of protests in University Square

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Baku, November 7, AZERTAC

Since Tuesday, every evening after 18:00, Bucharesters have protested in the centre of the capital city, according to AGERPRES.

On Friday evening, the protesters are displaying placards reading: "Romania, wake up!," "No communists and party members," "Parliament's resignation, early elections," "We want Diaspora at home."

In a mission statement distributed by protesters Romania's President is demanded, in accordance with the Constitution, to initiate a referendum aimed at "dissolving all political parties and putting them outside the law." Moreover, they are requesting that the state apparatus be simplified and new positions be filled by contest.

For the second evening in a row, the protesters are asking President Klaus Iohannis to come to the Square.

Some of them have also displayed placards reading "Iohannis, come to the Square to deal with us!," "Iohannis, resign!". In reply, other demonstrators reacted accusing them of being hired demonstrators.

On Friday, civil society and street leaders had a meeting with President Klaus Iohannis at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace. At the end of the discussions, President Klaus Iohannis said he promised them he would go to the agora, but pointed out he would not announce the hour or the day in order not to make a media event out of it.

"I have received multiple invitations during the meeting to go to the agora and I promised I will, but I will announce neither the hour, nor the day I will go there, because I don't want to make a media event out of it, but I want to go talk to the common people who are in the [University] Square, to tell me what they expect of me, what they expect of the political class," Iohannis said.

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