There are ten days since farmers started the protest against the Socialist Government. Dozens of police officers with shields, sticks, and spray gas tried to disperse the crowd. Two journalists and four policemen suffered in altercations.
There are ten days since farmers started the protest against the Socialist Government. They say that the authorities do not take their needs into account. While they are facing heavy losses, the state is doing nothing to help them.
Dozens of police officers with shields and sticks blocked all entrances to the Government building after the farmers parked their tractors in front of it.
“We thought that if we won the election, we would get rid of them, but they are still here.”
Farmers said they wanted Prime Minister Chicu to go out and talk to protesters.
“The government wants to to bring us to our knees.”
Police became violent after the protesters moved to the parliament building. In the altercations at the Parliament headquarters, two journalists suffered after being sprayed with tear gas.
Four policemen arrived at the hospital to receive medical care. The police announce that they initiated a criminal case for “Mass disorder” and “Threat and violence committed on a person in charge.”
After the incident, several NGOs condemned the police abuse.
”The use of tear gas in relation to journalists in the exercise of informing citizens about issues of public interest, the conduct of which was in no way a danger to public order and security, is an illegal practice that undermines the freedom of the press.”
The organizations strongly condemned the abusive and illegal actions of the police officers, directed against journalists, and declared inadmissible ”the toleration of such serious violations.”