President Traian Basescu’s motorcade was escorted by Traffic Police vehicles yesterday. One year ago the President gave up using Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) escorts. Yesterday morning a Traffic Police motorcyclist escorted the Presidential motorcade. The President went to the Monument to Fallen Heroes where he attended an event occasioned by the Army’s Day. In September 2010, back when Vasile Blaga was Internal Affairs Minister, President Traian Basescu ordered the MAI vehicles to stop escorting his motorcade. The decision was taken after MAI employees took part in a protest march.