A link to Becky Bratu’s article on the protests that have rocked Romania during the past six days.

“Protests continued for a sixth day across Romania, as hundreds gathered in the capital city Bucharest and in about 40 other cities, calling for President Traian Basescu’s resignation and denouncing the government’s austerity measures and systemic corruption.

As night fell Tuesday, about 200 anti-government protesters gathered in downtown Bucharest, yelling slogans such as “Resignation!” and “Down with Basescu!” Officials reported the number rose to about 1,000 protesters by the end of the day.

Protesters have raged for several days over austerity cuts, falling living standards and widespread corruption. Gathered in freezing temperatures, they chanted “Freedom!,” holding banners reading “Hunger and poverty have gripped Romania!””

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