A protest titled ‘Code Red for OUG [Government Emergency Ordinance]’ was scheduled on Sunday evening in Victory Square, more than five thousand persons showing an interest in the event whose page was created on Facebook. Communities of protesters announced similar events in several other counties.
“SOLIDARITY! Take to the street! The same actors, the same criminal’s nerve! After 600,000 people took to the street in 2017 and another dozens and hundreds of thousands took to the street this year, the two-time criminal wants to resurrect the fatidic OUG 13. What Dragnea wants now: introduction of a 200,000-euro threshold and the lowering of the punishment from 2 to 7 years at present to 1 to 5 years. The Criminal Code will enter the debate of the special committee chaired by no other than the obedient Florin Iordache, the former artisan of Emergency Ordinance 13,” the organisers write on the event’s page.
Ciolos: We risk becoming Dragnea’s country. We must prevent the adoption of any new legislation that affects the rule of law and the constitutional order. Snap elections – the only solution
Ex-Premier Dacian Ciolos announced his presence at Sunday’s protests, stating that “we risk becoming Dragnea’s country.” “We must prevent the adoption of any new legislation that affects the rule of law and the constitutional order,” Ciolos said, pointing out that the Dancila Government must leave. Moreover, Ciolos considers that snap elections are the only solution to re-legitimise the political class.
“I very badly wanted to believe things would calm down. That the manipulation, lying and aggressiveness would cease. That we would return to normality and decency. I was wrong. We have Dragnea’s political parties, Dragnea’s television stations and Dragnea’s Government. We risk becoming Dragnea’s country. The Romania of Iordache’s laws, Nicolicea and Serban Nicolae’s judicial system and Ms Dancila’s Government is an illiberal Romania which lately seems led in a Mafia style. Romania belongs to the many and the honest, who are expecting a country led for the benefit of all, not just for the benefit of the PSD boss, of the 73 convicts and of those who fear the law,” Ciolos wrote on Facebook on Sunday.
He announced his presence at Sunday’s protests.
“We will be in the street. We must prevent the adoption of any new legislation that affects the rule of law and the constitutional order. Let’s convince Parliament that it is there for Romania, not for Dragnea. The Dancila Government must leave. Not only because it is incompetent and a shame for Romanian professionals, but because it is built for the interests of a proven criminal and not for Romania,” Ciolos added, stating that “snap elections are the only way to re-legitimise the political class.”