Romania expatriates arrive home before anti-gov't protest
There were small anti-government protests in several cities, and by today a handful of protesters had arrived in the large square outside the government offices where the demonstration will be staged.
Amid fears of violence at the protest, anti-riot police today called for a peaceful demonstration.
Local residents in western Romania applauded compatriots arriving by a car late yesterday with flags and banners opposing the ruling Social Democratic Party. Romanians who live abroad mostly oppose the party.
The party's powerful leader, Liviu Dragnea, was handed a 3 ½-year prison sentence for official misconduct in June in a no-work job contracts' case.
He has appealed the ruling.
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