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More Protests In Romania After Prime Minister Steps Down

A correspondent for RFE/RL's Moldovan Service said some 30,000 people demonstrated in the Romanian capital on November 4. Protests were held in at least 13 other cities, with some 5,000 turning out in Timisoara and Iasi, as well as 3,000 in Cluj.

Anger has been brewing for some time in Romania against the government, which many perceive as corrupt, and the nightclub fire has added to that discontent. Ponta himself is facing corruption charges and there are allegations that safety at the nightclub could have been compromised due to corruption.