Friday, November 15, 2013

Eastern European Protests Spread to Romania

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Even as protests continue to take place in Bulgaria regarding rising electricity prices, government corruption, and political thuggery, tensions appear to be rising in neighboring Romania, with thousands of demonstrators taking to the streets in protest of low wages, bad working conditions, and a poor health care system.

The Romanian protesters, largely made up of teachers, marched through the streets of Bucharest on Wednesday, November 13, by the thousands demanding better wages and working conditions as well as “an end to political interference in education.”

The protesters whistled, blew horns, held up banners, and chanted slogans such as “Solidarity!” and “Without education, any nation will die!”