Romania // Bucharest //

Piata Universitatii

You’re bound to pass through busy Piața Universității, overshadowed by the Hotel Intercontinental on B-dul Carol I. This is where students pitched their post-revolution City of Peace encampment, which was violently overrun, together with the illusion of true democracy, by the miners that President Iliescu had called in to “restore order” in June 1990. The miners returned to Bucharest in 1991, this time in protest against the government rather than to protect it.

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