Over the last few weeks, the Romanian government has been the target of nationwide public protests. The Social Democratic Party government, led by Sorin Grindeanu, has been embroiled in allegations of corruption after a series of decrees were passed that could see government officials, jailed for corruption or involved in ongoing criminal trials, being released. Not since the revolution of 1989 has Romania witnessed protests of this magnitude with protests in all of Romania’s major cities as well as European cities with large Romanian communities. At its peak, between 500,000 and 600,000 took to the streets on the 5th February to show their dissatisfaction. The protests have been peaceful with very few injuries or arrests and have achieved some success with the repealing of the ordinances and the resignation of Florin Iordache, the Justice Minister responsible for putting forward the ordinance. However, this a complex issue that goes beyond Romania borders, and, given the recent period of prolonged civil unrest in the country, it is unlikely that this will be fully resolved anytime soon.