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> We came to protect our country against criminals who try to dismiss the rule of law in Romania, to protect our rights and interests, not theirs.>> Police on Wednesday arresting dozens of violent soccer fans in the city square after larger protests left, tear-gassing hundreds of them after they threw fireworks and stones at riot officers.
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The decree would apply to ongoing corruption probes and new cases and effectively throw out the trial of the ruling Social Democrat Party's leader Liviu Dragnea, accused of abusing his power to secure state salaries for people working for his party. Six countries, including Germany and the US, issuing warnings the decree would damage Romania's global reputation and its EU and NATO membership.
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The ruling government of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu also approved a draft bill to grant prison pardons, saying it could thin out overcrowded prisons, a claim critics and legions of protestors call an attempt to free corrupt allies of the Prime Minister.>>
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