In the News (from BBC News): “Dozens of people were hurt on Sunday, as demonstrators and riot police clashed for a second day running in the capital Bucharest.
“The rallies began in support of an official who quit in protest against health care reforms.
“But they have grown into a broader hostility towards government policies.
“More than 1,000 demonstrators rallied in University Square in the centre of Bucharest on Sunday, the scene of violence the night before. Demonstrators threw stones at riot police, who again responded by firing tear gas.
“Peaceful protests were reported in a number of towns and cities across the country on Sunday, including Cluj, Timisoara, Brasov and Arad, as demonstrators called for the resignation of the government and of President Traian Basescu.
“The protests follow cuts to salaries, benefits and higher taxes, but the unlikely catalyst was the resignation of popular health official Raed Arafat.”
My Comment: We will see such events more often in 2012 around the world. The protest will force governments to understand that the time has come, and instead of implementing “calming” measures, it is necessary to educate people and to actually change the structure of society from egoistic to integral, to a society of reasonable consumption.