- Posted January 18, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Clashes erupt in Romania
We are muted no more
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
But all this without any official acknowledgement for our legitimate actions and requests.
The messages from our politicians are exaggerated and disrespectful as usual, the ones in power are calling us “worms” (Iulian Urban, PDL senator) or representatives of a “violent and inept suburb” (Teodor Baconschi, Minister of Foreign Affairs). The ones in the opposition are visibly trying to profit from our actions and are organising protests for Thursday, not realising that our plea is against the practices used by the ones in power in the last 20 years, not only the ones who are doing it right now.
Looking back to my initial reasons for getting to the streets and considering the results and the anticipated actions for a political takeover of our protest, I feel that we just need president Basescu to acknowledge the legitimacy of our protest and requests.
I know that the problems we have won’t disappear overnight or if Basescu resigns, but we need to start somewhere; The ones in power need to make sure that the decisions they make in our name are made in our interest and not in their political or personal one.