Bucharest - Thousands of people took to the streets of Romania on Sunday to protest against shale gas exploration and a controversial Canadian gold mine project using cyanide.

An anti-fracking and climate protester holds a placard that reads "Get the frack out our country" as she joins a march towards the drill site operated by British energy firm Cuadrilla in Balcombe in southern England, on August (AFP Photo/Justin Tallis)

Downtown Bucharest, Romania,  Protesters bring homage to the heroes of the Romanian Revolution of '89. Many young men and women died in University Square 21 December 1989. People shouted that their revolution has been stolen and their blood must be avenged. "Shame for the spilled blood"

Downtown Bucharest, Romania, Protesters bring homage to the heroes of the Romanian Revolution of '89. Many young men and women died in University Square 21 December 1989. People shouted that their revolution has been stolen and their blood must be avenged. "Shame for the spilled blood"

Colivă, bomboane, petarde și un tun de apă pe 21 decembrie | VICE Romania

Colivă, bomboane, petarde și un tun de apă pe 21 decembrie

Romania, Bucharest, 21 December 20013. 2000 people face the terrible cold to protest on the day the Romanian Revolution of '89 started. They paid homage to the people that died that day in the name of freedom and slogans pointed out the nation-wide frustration with the corrupt government, unconstitutional laws and Chevron forcing shale gas exploitation and Rosia Montana Gold Corporation cyanide mining project.

Romania, Bucharest, 21 December 20013. 2000 people face the terrible cold to protest on the day the Romanian Revolution of '89 started. They paid homage to the people that died that day in the name of freedom and slogans pointed out the nation-wide frustration with the corrupt government, unconstitutional laws and Chevron forcing shale gas exploitation and Rosia Montana Gold Corporation cyanide mining project.

2000 people march on the main street in downtown Bucharest to commemorate 24 years since the Romanian Revolution on 21 December. 1000 Riot Police and water gun stop them. People were shouting "Shame for the blood spilled"

2000 people march on the main street in downtown Bucharest to commemorate 24 years since the Romanian Revolution on 21 December. 1000 Riot Police and water gun stop them. People were shouting "Shame for the blood spilled"

Romanian expatriates against fracking in London and their supporter staged a re-enactment of the unrest in Pungesti, Romania where locals clashed with police as they resisted efforts by Chevron to explore for shale gas. http://www.demotix.com/news/3454902/romanians-london-protest-against-fracking-exploration-pungesti#media-3454854

Romanian expatriates against fracking in London and their supporter staged a re-enactment of the unrest in Pungesti, Romania where locals clashed with police as they resisted efforts by Chevron to explore for shale gas. http://www.demotix.com/news/3454902/romanians-london-protest-against-fracking-exploration-pungesti#media-3454854

Colivă, bomboane, petarde și un tun de apă pe 21 decembrie | VICE Romania

Colivă, bomboane, petarde și un tun de apă pe 21 decembrie

December 21, 2000 people march on the main street downtown Bucharest, Romania, to commemorate 24 years since the Romanian Revolution took place. An old woman holds sign saying "Romania I love you, help me survive"

December 2000 people march on the main street downtown Bucharest, Romania, to commemorate 24 years since the Romanian Revolution took place. An old woman holds sign saying "Romania I love you, help me survive"

Colivă, bomboane, petarde și un tun de apă pe 21 decembrie | VICE Romania

Colivă, bomboane, petarde și un tun de apă pe 21 decembrie

SERIAL Adevărul despre noii revoluţionari. Claudiu Crăciun şi primăvara est-europeană

SERIAL Adevărul despre noii revoluţionari. Claudiu Crăciun şi primăvara est-europeană

Mărturia lui Willy Schuster, protestatarul bătut de jandarmi în București: ”Jandarmii au fost foarte agresivi”

Mărturia lui Willy Schuster, protestatarul bătut de jandarmi în București: ”Jandarmii au fost foarte agresivi”

Sandu Popescu, since 17 hungerstrike against corruption among politicians and war like situation in Pungesti, Romania

Sandu Popescu, since 17 hungerstrike against corruption among politicians and war like situation in Pungesti, Romania

16.12.13: Nasul.tv: IMAGINI IN EXCLUSIVITATE CU AGRESIUNILE JANDARMILOR! IN STUDIO, IN DIRECT, PROTESTATARII BATUTI ASEARA - WILLI SCHUSTER SI ERWIN ALBU!

16.12.13: Nasul.tv: IMAGINI IN EXCLUSIVITATE CU AGRESIUNILE JANDARMILOR! IN STUDIO, IN DIRECT, PROTESTATARII BATUTI ASEARA - WILLI SCHUSTER SI ERWIN ALBU!

15.12.2013. A person wanted to burn himself befor the parlament. He was detained 24 hours. Ion Ioan,abuzat si arestat de jandarmeria Romana!Legea junglei in Romania,nu taci esti arestat! - YouTube

15.12.2013. A person wanted to burn himself befor the parlament. He was detained 24 hours. Ion Ioan,abuzat si arestat de jandarmeria Romana!Legea junglei in Romania,nu taci esti arestat! - YouTube

Bătăi, arestări şi gaze lacrimogene la manifestaţiile anti-Parlament si anti-Guvern [video]

Bătăi, arestări şi gaze lacrimogene la manifestaţiile anti-Parlament si anti-Guvern [video]

Willy Schuster (from Mosna, Sibiu) beaten by riot police, 15.12.13, Bucharest Romania

Willy Schuster (from Mosna, Sibiu) beaten by riot police, Bucharest Romania

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