Romanian Protesters Clash With Riot Police, About 50 Injured

About 50 people have been injured in the Romanian capital Bucharest, following violent protests during the weekend against austerity measures, Mediafax reported, citing the national emergency service.

Some of the protesters, who have been identified as supporters of three Bucharest-based football teams, clashed with riot police, throwing stones, burning cars and breaking into stores, police spokesman Florin Hulea was quoted as saying by Realitatea TV.

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