Thousands protest in Romania capital after police crackdown

Crowds of anti-corruption protesters were back in the streets of Romania’s capital Bucharest on Saturday, following the clashes between demonstrators and riot police that left over 400 people injured on the previous day. The rallies have been spearheaded by expats who claimed that they had been forced to leave the country due to corruption. Demonstrators carried Romanian, European Union and other flags, and many preferred to sit in the central square protesting the violence. Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons to quell protesters, claiming later that it was hooligans who started the violence.