Last Sunday, an estimated 500,000 Romanians took to the streets in the largest protest since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989. Protesters successfully pressured the government into revoking an executive order that's believed to absolve charges against some corrupt officials. The demonstrations continued even after Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu conceded to stop the order.
Romania is among the most corrupt nations in Europe, but Romanians are proud of their fight against corruption. In 2015 the National Anti-Corporation Directorate managed to investigate and indict then-sitting prime minister Victor Ponta. But is Grindeanu's order a step back in Romania's move to combat corruption?
Ioana Moldovan, a freelance photojournalist and writer based in Romania, shares the latest developments.