Romanian Government Withdraws after Massive Protests

The Romanian government has decided to withdraw the hotly debated law for the decriminalization of corruption, the BBC reports. According to a press statement of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu the law will be repealed on Sunday. “I do not want to divide Romania. It can’t be divided in two,” Grindeanu stated.

Thousands of protesters gathered in the center of Bucharest met the message of the Prime Minister with cheers and celebrations, after five days of continuous protests, the largest since the fall of the communist regime in 1989. Grindeanu stated that he “heard and saw many opinions” and also had listened to “the voice of the street.”

The government will draft a new corruption law.