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13 people suffered during the demonstrations in Romania

2012-01-16 14:15

The capital of Romania is engulfed by riots connected to the protest action against health care reform. The next demonstration in Bucharest ended with clashes between the police and demonstrators. The demonstrators attacked the guards, using stones and bottles.

In order to bring the situation under control, the Romanian police used tear gas and later even the clubs, Vesti reported.

The protests in Bucharest and other cities are continuing from Thursday. On the eve, the rally in the Romanian capital was attended by several thousand people. They urged the authorities to the immediate resignation and expressed dissatisfaction with the reduction of salaries of civil servants, the abolition of social benefits, Radio Liberty reported. According to the protesters, the government is not fulfilling its promises and does not solve social problems.

Prime Minister of Romania Emil Boc addressed to the participants of the protest: "I urge everyone to the dialogue. The citizens of Romania have the right to express their discontent. I understand each of the protesters and the scale of the challenges we face. But at the same time, we can resort to violence; throwing stones and bricks is not way out".

Meanwhile, according to RIA Novosti referring to the local health care services, more than three dozen people were injured during riots in Bucharest.

"At the moment we have registered 33 survivors. Fifteen of them, including three policemen, were hospitalized, the rest were provided with the medical care on the spot", the agency cited the head of Emergency Medical Care in Bucharest Cristian Grasu.

According to the earlier information, a representative of the gendarmery was affected. Also, two television journalists of the local channels were affected during the riots.

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