President of 1990-1991 Miner’s Victims Association thinks civil society should involve more in peace defense actions
Viorel Ene, president of 1990-1991 Miner’s Victims Association believes the fact that only about 100 persons participated to the “Picket for World Peace” -organized Saturday in Bucharest by the association he leads against war in Iraq- represents “just the beginning of the fight for peace”
No other association supported this action. Viorel Ene believes this shows the big problems that civil society has in our country. According to the organizers, this action was meant to sensitize the Romanian public opinion and to send a message of peace.
Amer Eyada, the representative of the Iraqi community in Romania, attended the manifestation. He thanked the organizers for their concern regarding the fate of the Iraqi people.
In the same day, in Craiova, a similar protest was organized by Association for Worker’s Emancipation, “Underground” Young’s Movement, National Labor Federation, Social Studies Association and Romanian Council for Peace. Only approximately 110 persons participated.
Sursa: ro-gateway.ro, 17.03.2003 (Rompres 01.03.2003)