Violent clashes between police and protesters in Romania reported by citizens on IndieFrame
by Ioan Pupila 2018-08-13 11:55:20
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied against the ruling Social Democrat (PSD) government on Friday in cities across Romania and the capital Bucharest where riot police fired tear gas into the crowd and over 450 citizens needed medical attention. The protest started at the initiative of a group of Romanian expats.
56 photo-video materials that came from IndieFrame smartphone reporters depict the provoking violence used by police, despite most protestors being peaceful, our users report. IndieFrame freelance photographer Ana Maria Gheorghe was forbidden to take photos of riot police in Victoria Square - Bucharest, and was intimidated and attacked by one of the 'Jandarmeria' riot police leaders.
Man peacefully shows riot police he got wounded in sudden altercation - Photo: Bogdan | IndieFrame - Bucharest, Romania 10.08.2018
Riot police fire tear gas into crowds and beat protesters, including women, children and elder people. In reply, groups of protesters rallied during the evening to fight the police with Molotov cocktails. The violent police actions were condemned by Romanian president Klaus Iohannis and several EU institutions for freedom of speech and human rights.
Here are some highlights of the events as captured by IndieFrame reporters on spot:
Old man is carried by medical forces after being sprayed with tear gas - Photo: @foto.obiectiv / IndieFrame
Protestor affected by tear gas leans on the pavement in Piata Victoriei, Bucharest - Romania | Photo: Cernucan / IndieFrame
Riot police making their way through plastic bottles some protestors thrown at them - Photo: Bogdan / IndieFrame
Protesters in front row hold hands in the air to show they are peaceful - Photo: Bogdan | IndieFrame
Thousands hold smartphone lights against corrupted Government in Timisoara, Romania, 10.08.2018 | Photo: Cornel Putan / IndieFrame
ROMANIAN EXPAT WORKING IN ENGLAND HOLDS UK FLAG AT ANTI-GOVERNMENTAL PROTEST IN TIMISOARA, ROMANIA |PHOTO - AMARIEI DANI/ INDIEFRAME
See how the violent clashes looked like in Romania from the videos of IndieFrame reporters on spot:
- Hundreds of injured in Bucharest by Claudia Craiu | click here to see video |
- Protesters burn barricades to fight riot police in Bucharest | click here to see video |
- Why protesters are not happy with Romanian ruling party | vox pop by Mihai Ursu | click here to see video (engl.) |
- Protesters burn barricades to fight riot police in Bucharest, video Alex Buzica | click here to see video |
Cover photo - @Bogdan | IndieFrame thanks to all reporters who used the app and took the risk of reporting during the violent protests in Romania, 10.08.2018 |