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December 3, 2021

Two years since the Colectiv Club fire: Hundreds commemorate the 65 victims at the scene of the tragedy

The victims of the October 30, 2015 fire at Colectiv Club in Bucharest were commemorated on Friday evening at the scene of the tragedy, to the sounds of guitars played by young people who performed songs by the Goodbye to Gravity band, Vali Sterian, the Phoenix and the Colibri bands.

Hundreds of people marched to the location of the now closed club where they laid flowers, lit candles and kept a moment of silence next to the pictures of the 65 young people who lost their lives in the tragedy of two years ago and at the monument in Bucur Square dedicated to their memory.

Included among the marchers were survivors of the Colectiv fire and relatives of the deceased. Some were wearing shirts printed with the pictures of the victims.

One of the survivors of the tragedy, Alex, said that much could have been done in the past two years.

“In Western countries, when an incident occurs, people gather and put on paper what went wrong. We’re investigating the culprits before we solve the problems, I think solving problems is more important; only then shall we point the finger and lock up the culprits,” he said.

Alex regrets that this is now the case. “Leaving me aside, people have lost their lives here. I am sorry to come here with a bitter taste. Unfortunately we have not learned anything. We are an immature state, we are immature people, wicked by nature; we are opinionated, and we want respect without first offering it. It’s hard for me, because this is the place white I almost lost my life,” said Alex, according to Agerpres.

Also coming for the march were former Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos, as well as the former ministers Dragos Paslaru and Vlad Voiculescu.


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