the very short story goes like this: many romanians took the streets in bucharest and in several major cities during this past weekend to show their support for an ousted official of the ministry of public health. for the most part the protests were peaceful, but on saturday and sunday after nightfall some of the protesters became more and more aggressive. the riot police had to intervene and from that point on things degenerated. street battles happened around downtown bucharest for several hours each night. people from all sides - angry youngsters, policemen, journalists, peaceful protesters and bystanders - got caught in a whirlpool of confusion and violence and some got hurt.
i was out taking pictures for the romanian news agency mediafax during both nights. below is an edit of the photos that i took.