Anti-corruption protest draws tens of thousands across snowy Romania

Tens of thousands of Romanians have returned to the streets to protest the latest attempt by the ruling Social Democrats to weaken Romania’s anti-corruption rules, the New York Times reports. Last month, the Romanian parliament passed new legislation that critics say makes it more difficult to prosecute high-level corruption crimes and that weakens the country’s judicial system. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has criticized the legislation, which has yet to be signed into law.

 

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