Permalink: https://photo.greenpeace.org/archive/Protest-to-Support-Democracy-in-Romania-27MZIFJJ11CCR.htmlConceptually similarProtest to Support Democracy in RomaniaGP0STQI2QCompleted★★★★Protest to Support Democracy in RomaniaGP0STQI2PCompleted★★★★Protest to Support Democracy in RomaniaGP0STQIC0Completed★★★★Protest to Support Democracy in RomaniaGP0STQI2KCompleted★★★★Protest to Support Democracy in RomaniaGP0STQI2LCompleted★★★★Protest to Support Democracy in RomaniaGP0STQI2MCompleted★★★★Protest to Support Democracy in RomaniaGP0STQIBYCompleted★★★★Protest to Support Democracy in RomaniaGP0STQIBZCompleted★★★★Protest to Support Democracy in RomaniaGP0STQI2FCompleted★★★★★★★View AllGP0STQIP7Protest to Support Democracy in RomaniaFor six days, hundreds of thousands of Romanians (in the nation’s cities but also abroad) have protested in the street in defense of democracy and the instruments of the Rule of Law, after the government passed an emergency ordinance which would have made possible the decriminalization of corruption. These were the largest protests since those in 1989, which led to the fall of the communist regime. The protests were non-violent and the creativity and solidarity of Romanians were given as an example worldwide through the international media.Locations:Bucharest-Eastern Europe-RomaniaDate:3 Feb, 2017Credit:© Mihai Anghel / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2299px X 3448pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Activists-Defending Democracy (campaign title)-Evening-Flags-Greenpeace volunteers-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-SignsShoot:Protest to Support Democracy in RomaniaGreenpeace Romania position statement regarding the protests for the repeal of the 13/2017 emergency ordinanceArticol principal. Last week, Greenpeace Romania joined the unprecedented street protests in the history of Romania since 1989, against Emergency Ordinance, that would have brought decriminalization of public office abuse within the legal framework. The consequences of this emergency ordinance would have affected our work to protect the environment.Because of the pressure exerted by the large number of people that took the streets to protect democracy, the Government repealed the ordinance. It is a victory for democracy. We are therefore asking the Government to respect and follow the democratic principles of the rule of law and of the fight against corruption, in the new law project that will replace ordinance 13/2017 and to organize correct consultations, including with the civil society.We consider that what happened in Romania is a lesson for us all. The extraordinary mobilization power of the people and their shown solidarity when they saw their rights under threat have amazed the entire world and were given as an example by the international press. Above all, this reminded everyone that we must fight for our fundamental rights and that we have the power to change unjust actions. We live in an extraordinary time of humanity, where both amazing and worrying things are happening with regard to the health of the planet. Now more than ever we need to unite in the fight to protect our planet that is under threat by climate change. For a clean environment we need action now and democracy is the best environment!