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miercuri, 21 aprilie 2021 - 2:04

Anti-restriction protests rally in Victoriei Square against COVID measures

A demonstration against coronavirus restrictions took place in Bucharest where hundreds of people marched on Monday evening from the initial protest venue in Bucharest’s University Square to Victoriei Square, according to Agerpres. 

People gathered in the capital, sounding horns and chanting “Freedom!” as they marched to the government headquarters in central Victory Square. One man was detained by police after refusing to identify himself for not wearing a face mask.

The Alliance for the Unity of Romanians (AUR) announced on Monday that it was joining the anti-restriction protests that will take place in front of the prefect’s offices throughout the country and in the Bucharest University Square.

Smaller protests were held in other parts of the country. The demonstrations were largely organized by the far-right AUR Party, which has spoken out against pandemic restrictions and supported a number of recent anti-vaccination protests.

Party leader George Simion, who has called on people to protest across the country every day this week, attended the Bucharest demonstration, according to republicworld.com.