Hundreds of participants came Sunday afternoon, at the downtown Izvor Park, to a protest action regarding the draft of mandatory vaccination, which is currently in parliamentary debate, which was followed by a march around the Palace of Parliament. Some of the participants did not wear protection masks, according to the current regulations.
“Not against vaccination, but for the FREEDOM to decide,” was the slogan announced by the initiators of the action – the Alliance of Parents and four other associations, Pro Consumers, Doctors for Informed Consent, United Nation and Pro Informed Decisions.
Those present said that they were dissatisfied that the draft law on vaccination of persons in Romania under the debate of the Chamber of Deputies included provisions regarding the mandatory vaccination for the entire population, both children and adults, but also some huge fines in case of refusal.
The demonstration, which started at around 15:00 in Izvor Park in front of the Palace of Parliament, was also joined by members of the political party the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), including the party’s co-chairs – Claudiu Tarziu and George Simion.
Similar actions were organized on Sunday afternoon in other cities in Romania, such as Oradea and Sibiu.
Organizer of protest at Parliament Palace against mandatory vaccination fined 7,000 RON
The organizer of the protest against mandatory vaccination, which took place on Sunday, in front of the Palace of Parliament, was fined 7,000 RON (over EUR 1,434) for not taking the necessary measures for limiting the number of participants to a hundred people and also for not respecting the other sanitary protection measures, according to a specification made by the Capital Gendarmerie sent to AGERPRES.
The manifestation was organized by the Alliance of Parents along with four other associations, namely Pro Consumers, Doctors for Informed Consent, United People and Pro Informed Decisions.
“Until now, the organizer of the activity was sanctioned with a fine worth 7,000 RON for not taking the necessary measures, so that the maximum number of 100 participants will not be passed, and also for not ensuring the sanitary protection measures, in accordance with the HG 35 provisions of 2021 regarding the extension of the state of alert throughout Romania’s territory, emitted based on Law nr. 55/2020 regarding some measures for preventing and combating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the subsequent modifications and amendments,” the Bucharest Gendarmerie General Directorate mentioned.
PM Citu says no project on compulsory vaccination on the Government table
Prime Minister Florin Citu said that there is no project on compulsory vaccination on the Government table, when asked what message he sends to those who participated on Sunday in a protest against vaccination and the protective mask wearing held on Sunday in the Capital City.
“The message was very clear and even those people said they were for vaccination, they just don’t want a mandatory vaccination. I never said vaccination was going to be mandatory, so I didn’t really… I understand, but there’s no project on the government’s mandatory vaccination table… Very good message of the 1,000 people who support vaccination, so we are going in the right direction,” Florin Citu said on Monday, before the PNL (National Liberal Party) Executive Bureau meeting.
Compiled from Agerpres