Sunday 30 years ago, that a popular rebellion in Romania forced the autocratic Nicolae Ceausescu from power.
In december 1989, Romania was shaken by ten days of violent protests, which led to the fall of the brutal communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu.
Sunday, celebrating Romania thus, the 30-year for the country's democracy.
the Protests began in 1989 in the city of Timisoara in the western part of the country, and spread themselves away to the capital city of Bucharest.
It led to the collapse of Nicolae Ceausescu had to flee from the country, the 22. december.
Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, was subsequently arrested, and they were both executed 25. december. More than 1000 people were killed during the protests - before and after the wake of water's deposits death.
The past week has romanians celebrated 30-year anniversary, leading up to the wake of water's deposits decline.
Hundreds of romanians walked during the march to the church, where a priest by the name of Laszlo Tokes, in 1989, was fired after he had criticized Ceausescu.
It was the expulsion of the priest who sparked the protests that ultimately led to the fall of the communist regime, after the iron curtain had begun to turn the crevices already in the spring of the same year.
- I could not imagine that people would respond to my call. That they would come to my church and to express their solidarity, says the pastor Laszlo Tokes, who is now 67 years.
- This solidarity evolved into a protest movement against the communist regime.
On a memorial tablet in the church is in both Romanian, Hungarian, German and Serbian. which is the language spoken in Timisoara: "the Revolution that ended the dictatorship, began here".
Under the fredsmarchen last Sunday reverberated protestbevægelsens 30-year-old slogan again in the city streets: "today in Timisoara, tomorrow throughout the country".
/ritzau/AFPUpdated Date: 22 December 2019, 08:00