The demonstrators want the withdrawal of proposed legislation that would overhaul Romania's justice system.
The demonstrators want the withdrawal of proposed legislation that would overhaul
Critics say the changes would dent progress in tackling graft, which
In Bucharest's central Victory Square, thousands gathered holding European Union and Romanian flags and shouted "Resign", while branding the ruling Social Democrats (PSD) "the red plague".
"They are doing everything so that they can steal legitimately. They are changing the laws in their favour, not for the benefit of the country," said a 36-year-old who refused to give his name.
"Don't force us to leave our country," he said.
The protests saw several thousands take to the streets of
The PSD returned to power after a thumping election victory last December but has had a rocky ride.
It backtracked on altering anti-corruption laws in February after they provoked the biggest protests since communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled and executed in 1989.