Social democratic Party President (PSD) President Liviu Dragnea announced on Monday that the rally against abuses will take place on Saturday, at 8 p.m., in Victory Square, against the backdrop in which “there is an underground power that interferes with important decisions.” The Social Democratic leader pointed out that hundreds of thousands of people will take part in the rally of support.
“A rally against abuses that have been happening in Romania for a very long time, [against] the fact that democracy and the rule of law have been affected for the past several years in Romania. We are doing this rally to show we are determined to go all the way. We are waiting all those who want to live in a free country in which institutions would no longer be under terror, where, due to huge toxic propaganda, the issue raised is that an underground power interferes with decisions and occultly influences important decisions, allows unconstitutional intrusions, allows Romanian citizens, Romanian companies to be closed down, dozens, thousands of destinies to be destroyed,” Liviu Dragnea stated on Monday after the PSD meeting.
The PSD President also stated that the Social Democrats’ rally will not overlap with the LGBT parade scheduled to take place in the same square.
Asked how many people will be brought to Victory Square, Dragnea said: “A few hundred thousand.”
Earlier on Monday, PSD President Liviu Dragnea had stated that the party’s National Executive Committee will focus on the public protest against abuses in the judicial system.
“We will talk about the rally. Only about the rally,” Dragnea had said ahead of PSD’s NatExCom meeting.
Viorica Dancila says June 9 rally is not in her support but against abuses
Premier Viorica Dancila said on Monday, at the end of PSD’s National Executive Committee (NatExCom) meeting, that the rally that the Social Democrats will organise on Saturday is not a rally in her support, because the Premier has support in Parliament, but a rally against abuses.
“It’s not a rally in my support, it’s a rally against abuses. (…) The support for the Premier is in Parliament,” Dancila said when asked for her comment on the fact that a rally in her support is being organised.
Likewise, she said she will be present at the rally, given the fact that she is a PSD member and executive president.
Asked for her comment on the public statements according to which European commissioner Corina Cretu is rumoured for the Prime Minister’s office, Dancila said: “Everyone can build scenarios. I know we have a majority in Parliament, and the ruling coalition supports me.”
Neacsu on PSD rally: It will probably last ninety minutes
PSD Secretary General Marian Neacsu stated on Monday that the Social Democrats’ rally on Saturday could last around ninety minutes, adding that talks will take place this week with the Bucharest Police and the Gendarmerie to establish the best solutions for the rally, so that it would inconvenience the population as little as possible.
“It will probably last around one hour and a half and we are organising so that a very important number of our colleagues would be ale to reach the rally in time,” Marian Neacsu said.
Neacsu added that this week talks will take place with the Bucharest Police and the Gendarmerie to establish the best solutions for the rally.
“This whole week we will be having meetings with the Bucharest Police, with the Gendarmerie, with the General Police, to establish what the best solutions are in order to get there in time and to hold our event and to inconvenience the population of Bucharest as little as possible,” he explained.