Romanian diaspora’s anti-government protest turns violent

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Police deploy tear gas and water cannons to disperse tens of thousands protesting ruling Social Democratic Party.

  • Carmen Paun
  • Politico

A major anti-government protest held in Bucharest by Romanians living abroad turned violent Friday, with at least 250 people requiring medical care, local media reported.

Romanian police scuffle with protesters and spray tear gas against them during an anti-government protest in front of the Romanian Government headquarters in Bucharest August 10, 2018. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Romanian police scuffle with protesters and spray tear gas against them during an anti-government protest in front of the Romanian Government headquarters in Bucharest August 10, 2018. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Romanians drove for days from countries including England, Italy and Switzerland to protest against the policies of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD), which they see as corrupt and pushing anti-justice laws.

Others protested in cities around the country and in front of Romanian embassies across…

Between 80,000 and…

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