January In Bucharest

"It's been one week now since Romanians have started protesting all over the country against current president Traian Basescu's regime. People gathered in the Universitate Square in center Bucharest and other major cities across the country demanding an end to the "arrogance and mockery" the president and his government have been showing through faulty implementation of austerity measures imposed by the IMF/EU".

Series shot during the January 2012 anti-austerity manifestations in Bucharest that marked a turbulent year in Romanian politics. More details here : http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-732970

One year on and most of the demands shouted by the masses are still left unanswered by a political class more and more out of touch with the times they're inhabiting.