Wave of discontent grips Romania

Prime minister says violence will not be tolerated following days of nationwide protests over spending cuts.

    Romania's prime minister has warned anti-government protesters that violence will not be tolerated after days of protests in the capital Bucharest.

    Emile Boc's comments followed clashes on Monday, prompted by the resignation of a respected health official, Raed Arafat, over his opposition to government healthcare plans.

    Protesters are demonstrating against government spending cuts, the high cost of living and corruption.

    Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Bucharest.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.