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27 Jul 2019 | 09:23 PM UTC

Romania: Thousands march in Bucharest to denounce slow emergency response July 27

Romania News Alert

Thousands of people participate in protest march in Bucharest July 27, denouncing authorities’ alleged slow response to emergency calls of kidnapped girl now presumed dead; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Bucharest). COUNTRY/REGION Bucharest

Event

Thousands of people participated in a protest march through downtown Bucharest on Saturday, July 27, denouncing authorities' alleged slow response to emergency calls from a 15-year-old girl who claimed to have been kidnapped and is now presumed to have been murdered. Related, smaller protests reportedly took place in other Romanian cities. A suspect has been detained in connection with the case.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the capital over the coming hours. 

Advice

Individuals in Bucharest and other affected areas are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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