Romanian Protest Turns Violent After Police Scuffle With Protesters
Romanian authorities say 440 people including two dozen riot police have received medical treatment after an antigovernment protest turned violent. The protest in Bucharest on August 10 drew tens of thousands Romanians from abroad and local residents who demanded the government resign over moves to change laws that critics say would make it harder to prosecute corruption. It turned violent after riot police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters. Some demonstrators lobbed rocks, bottles, and smoke bombs at riot police.