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oudly displaying their flag after almost two weeks of nationwide protests.>>
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] 's father brought him to rallies which helped end communism here when he was four. He says the numbers demanding an end to corruption are even larger now.
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Their parents helped to end Ceausescu's Communist regime. And now, without a single leader, they hope to end corruption in this country.>> They use online tools like Facebook and Slack to coordinate and amass huge numbers of people. This group have been meeting in the smoky damp basement since the social democrat like government put forward a draft decree that would effectively criminalize corruption for officials.
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The decree has been withdrawn, the justice minister resigned, the numbers on the streets dwindled during the week. By the weekend, tens of thousands are here again. Kosmin
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>> There are half a million people all over the country. We didn't have so many people in the street at the revolution in 89 when we overthrew communism. So this is huge.>> Many Romanians face corruption in their everyday lives>> You cannot get things done. You cannot get approvals.
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You cannot get building permits without greasing the system. It's close to impossible sometimes.>> The new generation of Romanians have embraced protest politics. But the generation almost 30 years before them, they had the direct action and lead to political change.
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