Romanian ceremonies in memory of revolution

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Romanian ceremonies in memory of revolution

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Romania continues to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s 1989 revolution. A religious service has been held at the Heroes Cemetery in Bucharest and wreaths were laid in honour of those who lost their lives.

People also gathered in University Square, the scene of the first confrontation between protesters and military in the capital.

The Romanian Revolution was the bloodiest of the popular uprisings against Communist rule in Eastern Europe, in a year that saw the fall of the Berlin Wall, the triumph of the Solidarity movement in Poland and the Velvet Revolution in the Czech capital.