REUTERSRomanian protestors tear down festive market in violent clashes with riot police
Protestors began to dismantle the scaffolding and fences for the fair on Victory Square, Bucharest, before being grappled by riot police and pinned to the floor.
Demonstrators chanted “We won’t give Victory Square up,” and “Firea, don’t forget, this square is not yours” as they stopped construction workers from building a Christmas fair at the site of anti-corruption protests.
Activists said on Facebook: "We are asking Bucharest city hall to abandon immediately ... the move to fence in Victory square.”
"We urge citizens to protest firmly but non-violently. We must stop this treacherous and rudimentary attempt by mayor Gabriela Firea to discourage protests at a time when they will be crucial for the future of this country."
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