A large number of people are taking part in an anti-government move in Romania’s capital Bucharest, per day after more than 400 people were hurt.
So far the particular demonstration near the government offices continues to be peaceful.
On Fri, more than 50, 000 people accepted the streets against what they referred to as entrenched corruption and low income.
Several law enforcement officers were also hurt as some protesters threw bottles and police utilized tear gas and water canon.
President Klaus Iohannis said the police reaction was “disproportionate”.
“I firmly condemn riot police’s brutal intervention, highly disproportionate to the actions of the most of people, ” he said.
Friday’s protests had been also held in several other Romanian cities.
So what happened in Bucharest on Friday?
The demonstration was taking place in front of the government headquarters in the town centre.
The protesters were demanding the resignation from the government, objecting to the perceived initiatives to weaken the judiciary by governing Social Democrats (PSD).
The violence began whenever some in the crowd tried to enter the government building – but had been held back by the police protection cordon.
Some other protesters were seen throwing introducing slabs at the police, who replied with tear gas, pepper aerosol and water cannon.
Police said they had acted in the proportionate way, responding to the chaotic behaviour of hooligans in the masses.
Many expat Romanians also returned to take part in the move.
Ileana Anghel travelled all the way from her house in Spain with her husband to engage in the demonstration.
“We want to see modern roads and educational institutions and above all to not have to pay bribes to the left and right, ” the lady told AFP.
Vlad, 60, flew back to Romania through New York, his home of 3 decades.
“Corruption and embezzlement, which profit the ruling course, are what bothers me, inch Vlad told the same news company.
According to the World Financial institution, up to a quarter of the Romanian inhabitants – between three and 5 million people – live plus work abroad, sending back close to $5bn (£ 3. 9bn) to 1 of the EU’s least developed nations.
What’s the setting to this crisis?
Protests have been building against the PSD for years.
In This summer, President Iohannis approved the termination of anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi, who had been leading corruption inspections into local and national political figures.
Mr Iohannis had been under extensive pressure in the PSD government to agree to the girl removal.
Around 150, 000 collected in Bucharest last year after the government passed a decree that could free those jailed upon corruption charges.