I'm from Romania. Because of our bad reputation, we usually avoid saying where we come from, but we should be proud of who we are and where we come from; we have many reasons why!
One of the biggest problem of my country, and many other eastern European countries is corruption
We tried to fight it many times and partially succeeded. This time the news got even to the USA. I'llid explain it a bit: the "marvellous" party that has the political power, created a law at 1.a.m. in the morning, without asking anybody else than a small group of corrupted people that are going to use this law for stealing. The law sais that it is legal to steal up to 200000 romanian Lei, which is a lot for us. Anybody that has stolen or done some kind of abuse in his service, won't be sent to prison and it won't even be considered breaking the law. This means that all the imprisoned politicians that stile from the country, will be allowed to get out of the prison and even rule the country again.
This made the entire country angry and we decided to get out on the streets and protest peacefully
. 330K people got out, at -5 degrees Celsius in all big cities and at the end of each one of the 5 days of protesters, thanked the policemen with flowers, because they protected the mass.
Despite the cold and the fact that people were tired and have to work the next day, they came out:
Students, that are in the examination session, are studying at the light of their phones because they have exams the next day
Little children, that surprised me because they know why they are coming to protest:
And they even came with their pets:
The president protested on the street with us too.He fights that with any possible legal measure that he can find.
What makes me proud of my country is that we are united when it comes to fighting. We are fighting for our country, for freedom and justice. I am proud because we can fight with humour ( each one of the protesters has a sign and a flag in his hand. The signs are super creative; they used images, scrabbled words and quotes of the poeple who created the law. The most famous one, is : "another question" because the one that came out to tell the people about this law, refuse to answer the questions of the journalists, saying obsesively" another question"
Since the last protest, they probably forgot how powerful and determined the people are, and also that the creativity and humour of a romanian is infinite, just like the corruption of the politicians. But we'll fight that!
There is a big protest planned for tomorrow; almost everybody is going to Bucharest, our capital, to prove their point peacefully
In front of the government.
Bulgaria and Moldova are joining our cause and protesting as a sign of solidarity, in their capitals. Thank you for that! We'll fight it together for justice and we will succeed.
That is what makes me so proud of my people and my country!!! We are not giving up!
PS. I considered posting this, because it's not political in the direction that we don't want a man ( it is part of that too, but I didn't get into details). What it is mostly about, is NO to corruption and illegalities. I hope it doesn't break any rules
EDIT: Tell al least one thing that you like and/or want to change about your country. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's proud of my heritage. Everytime you see or hear something that makes you love your country, let us know; let us know you and your culture better.
"The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack" - Rudyard Kippling ⛤