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PSD protests throughout the country on May Day

PSD President Victor Ponta stated that the Social-Democrats have no reason to celebrate this year, choosing to mark May Day, once celebrated with pomp, by hitting the streets and protesting against the Boc Government.


Social-Democrat president Victor Ponta stated on Thursday that the International Workers’ Day will bring the Social-Democrats out into the streets in order to protest against the Government. According to Mediafax, Ponta announced that on May 1 the Social-Democrats will organize protests in six County capitals and in Bucharest, with the protests being open to party members, trade unionists and persons that want to express their discontent with the situation in the country. ‘We consider May Day is special, it’s one that belongs to those making a living out of their own work and in this sense we want to act like a left-wing party this year. In recent years people forgot that in the 19th century May 1 was not a day of celebration, it was a day of struggle for the workers in Chicago,’ Ponta said.


According to the PSD leader today May Day means ‘almost one million unemployed; it means two crucial social categories that are waiting to see to what extent we can stop in Parliament the current power from running these systems into the ground through the pensions law and the education law; it means a worsening economic situation and a government that is fighting more and more against its own people and its own country.’ ‘We want a new Government, a Government better than the current one, a Government less corrupt than the current one,’ PSD President Victor Ponta said.


Protests will be organized in Baia Mare, Ploiesti, Bistrita, Brasov, Targoviste, Targu-Jiu, Focsani and Suceava. The party’s County branches will organize actions in other important cities too. In what concerns the Bucharest actions, Ponta said he ‘appreciated’ the fact that the Bucharest branch headed by Marian Vanghelie understood that 2010 ‘is no longer a year of celebrations’ so there will no longer be parties in Izvor Park.

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