Romania’s bloody 1989 Revolution remains unresolved because, following the collapse of Ceausescu, the new leaders inspired the deaths of 1,000 people. Report by Michael Bird and Ana Maria Nitoi
December 2009 - From the Print Edition
"On the afternoon of 21 December we went to Piata Universitatii in Bucharest to protest against Ceausescu. People were shouting ‘Timisoara!’ and ‘Down with Ceausescu!’ when I heard suddenly people singing the anthem ‘Romanian, wake up!’ [Desteapta-te, romane],” says Carmen Alexandrescu, who was 39 in December 1989. “But the people only knew a few lyrics, so I decided to run home. There I had a book of poems and started to handwrite the words to the song many times over on different pieces of pap...
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