Romanian foreign minister fired for comments on protesters
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Bucharest, Romania (CNN) -- Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc announced Monday that he dismissed the country's foreign minister because of remarks the minister made about anti-government protesters.
Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi called protesters "inept and violent slum dwellers," and compared them to miners who took to the streets of Romania in the 1990s and used violence to try to influence political decisions. Boc's announcement was made during a special parliamentary session held by the government and opposition leaders on the situation in Romania following 11 days of protests.