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Massive street protests grip Romania

Protesters use phones and flashlights during a protest in Victoriei Square, in Bucharest, Romania.


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Protesters use phones and flashlights during a protest in Victoriei Square, in Bucharest, Romania. Inquam Photos/Adriana Neagoe/via REUTERS

Protesters use phones and flashlights during a protest in Victoriei Square, in Bucharest, Romania. Inquam Photos/Adriana Neagoe/via REUTERS
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Protesters use phones and flashlights during a protest in Victoriei Square, in Bucharest, Romania. 


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Protesters use phones and flashlights during a protest in Victoriei Square, in Bucharest, Romania. Inquam Photos/Adriana Neagoe/via REUTERS

Protesters use phones and flashlights during a protest in Victoriei Square, in Bucharest, Romania. Inquam Photos/Adriana Neagoe/via REUTERS
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A woman holds a cross during a demonstration in Bucharest, Romania. The letters in background read "We are resisting".

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A woman holds a cross during a demonstration in Bucharest, Romania. The letters in background read "We are resisting". REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A woman holds a cross during a demonstration in Bucharest, Romania. The letters in background read "We are resisting". REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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Protesters use phones and flashlights during a protest in Victoriei Square, in Bucharest, Romania. 


Inquam Photos/Adriana Neagoe/via REUTERS

Protesters use phones and flashlights during a protest in Victoriei Square, in Bucharest, Romania. Inquam Photos/Adriana Neagoe/via REUTERS

Protesters use phones and flashlights during a protest in Victoriei Square, in Bucharest, Romania. Inquam Photos/Adriana Neagoe/via REUTERS
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Protesters light their mobiles as they take part in a demonstration in Bucharest. 

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Protesters light their mobiles as they take part in a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Protesters light their mobiles as they take part in a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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Protesters hold effigies with the faces of leader of Romania's leftist Social Democrat Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea and other members of the party dressed as prisoners, during a demonstration in Bucharest. 


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Protesters hold effigies with the faces of leader of Romania's leftist Social Democrat Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea and other members of the party dressed as prisoners, during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Protesters hold effigies with the faces of leader of Romania's leftist Social Democrat Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea and other members of the party dressed as prisoners, during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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A protester shouts slogans during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A protester shouts slogans during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A protester shouts slogans during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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A protester holds a Romanian flag during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A protester holds a Romanian flag during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A protester holds a Romanian flag during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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A protester waves a Romanian flag during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A protester waves a Romanian flag during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A protester waves a Romanian flag during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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A Romanian police officer fires in the air during scuffles with protestors at a demonstration in Bucharest. 


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A Romanian police officer fires in the air during scuffles with protestors at a demonstration in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

A Romanian police officer fires in the air during scuffles with protestors at a demonstration in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS
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Romanian police charge at protesters following scuffles at a demonstration in Bucharest. 

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Romanian police charge at protesters following scuffles at a demonstration in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

Romanian police charge at protesters following scuffles at a demonstration in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS
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People demonstrate against a cabinet decree passed earlier in the week decriminalising some graft offences, in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

People demonstrate against a cabinet decree passed earlier in the week decriminalising some graft offences, in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

People demonstrate against a cabinet decree passed earlier in the week decriminalising some graft offences, in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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A protester walks in front of a burning street sign during scuffles with police at a demonstration in Bucharest. 



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A protester walks in front of a burning street sign during scuffles with police at a demonstration in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

A protester walks in front of a burning street sign during scuffles with police at a demonstration in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS
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Romania's Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu reacts after delivering a speech in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Romania's Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu reacts after delivering a speech in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Romania's Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu reacts after delivering a speech in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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A protestor sits on the ground following scuffles between protestors and Romanian police at a demonstration in Bucharest. 

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A protestor sits on the ground following scuffles between protestors and Romanian police at a demonstration in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

A protestor sits on the ground following scuffles between protestors and Romanian police at a demonstration in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS
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A protester wears a mask during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A protester wears a mask during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A protester wears a mask during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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People take part in a demonstration to protest against government plans to reform some criminal laws through emergency decree, in front of the government headquarters Victoria Palace in Bucharest. 


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People take part in a demonstration to protest against government plans to reform some criminal laws through emergency decree, in front of the government headquarters Victoria Palace in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

People take part in a demonstration to protest against government plans to reform some criminal laws through emergency decree, in front of the government headquarters Victoria Palace in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS
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A flare thrown by protesters lands near Romanian police during scuffles at a protest in Bucharest.

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A flare thrown by protesters lands near Romanian police during scuffles at a protest in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

A flare thrown by protesters lands near Romanian police during scuffles at a protest in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS
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People take part in a demonstration to protest against government plans to reform some criminal laws through emergency decree, in Bucharest. 

Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

People take part in a demonstration to protest against government plans to reform some criminal laws through emergency decree, in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

People take part in a demonstration to protest against government plans to reform some criminal laws through emergency decree, in Bucharest. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS
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A priest carries a selfmade crucifix during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A priest carries a selfmade crucifix during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A priest carries a selfmade crucifix during a demonstration in Bucharest. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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