Romanian police protest over pay

Officers rally in capital complaining of unpaid overtime and political corruption.

    The disgruntled police set up a series of shooting  targets as part of their protest [EPA]

    Economic crisis

    They also said cuts were undermining public safety and pressure from political parties on senior police officers was hampering investigations.

    Rancu said a total of 50,000 hours of overtime had not been paid.

    The government recently announced plans to cut 20 per cent from the salaries of public sector workers as it tackles the country's economic crisis.

    Local media said the protests will continue until August 21.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.

    Crisis of Aboriginal women in prison in Australia

    Crisis of Aboriginal women in prison in Australia

    Aboriginal women are the largest cohort of prisoners in Australia, despite making up only 2 percent of the population.