Romanian Justice Minister Resigns Over Anti-Graft Protests

February 10, 2017, Written by

Written By Alison Mutler, AP

Romania’s justice minister resigned Thursday following mass protests over a law that eases criminal penalties for government officials engaged in corruption.

His departure did not appear to have much effect on thousands who protested in Victory Square for the tenth consecutive day, lighting up high-rise buildings in the square with the slogans #exist and #resist, waving Romanian flags and yelling “Resignation!”

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