Protests carried out on Sunday in support of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) head Laura Codruta Kovesi in Bucharest and other cities in the country ended without any incidents being reported.
In the Capital over 3,000 protesters took to Victoria Place. People came with flags, chanted: “Justice, not corruption!”, “DNA come and take you all!”, “Tudorele do something, submit your resignation!”, “DNA don’t forget, we are on your side!”, “Thieves!” and carried placards with messages such as “We think, we don’t loot!”, “Justice for all!”, “We support DNA and independent justice! Codruta keep it up!”, ”#rezist”, “All for Justice.”
In Sibiu, over 600 people protested for three hours marching on the main avenues with flags and placards. Protesters requested the resignation of the Justice minister, chanted against the Government and voiced their support for DNA’s head.
In Brasov, approximately 500 people asked for Justice minister Tudorel Toader’s resignation, the law enforcement specified.
In Timisoara, the protest of the over 300 people ended after chanting the national anthem. The protesters asked President Klaus Iohannis not to accept the Justice minister’s request to remove the DNA head from office.
In Constanta, 100 protesters chanted “Codruta, don’t forget, the country is on your side!”, and “Tudorel, the perfect lackey!”.
In Cluj-Napoca, as many as 200 people protested against the decision of minister Tudorel Toader, of the Executive, as well as against the European Union missing flag from Gov’t Dancila’s official photo.
In Targu-Mures, around 100 people chanted slogans such as “Dragnea you won’t get/To keep the country under your thumb!”, “We don’t want thieves as leaders!”, “Kovesi don’t forget, Mures is on your side!”, “PSD- the red plague!”, and asked for Justice minister Tudorel Toader’s resignation.
In Iasi, over 150 people took to Union Square defying the low temperatures.
Protests also took place in Satu Mare, Bistrita, Craiova, Baia Mare, Galati and Arad.