Romanian president Klaus Iohannis has asked the general prosecutor for an emergency investigation into the intervention of the Gendarmerie in Victoriei Square. Yesterday, Romanians, including some who live abroad and returned for the protest, entered Victoriei Square and protested in front of the government building. The protesters were met with tear has and water cannons by the Gendarmerie. 

“Today, August 11, the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, asked the General Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, Mr Augustin Lazar, to start the investigation as a matter of urgency in order to establish the factual situation and assess the concrete way in which the intervention of the Gendarmerie, for the restoration of public order took place, at last night’s protests in Victoria Square in Bucharest.

President Klaus Iohannis also called on the Prosecutor General to establish whether the intervention was lawful and to identify the persons and the degree of involvement or guilt of all those who took part in the violent incidents in the Capital. “, the Presidency said in a statement released on Saturday.

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