Adrian Sobaru jumps from balcony in Romanian parliament as Prime Minister Emil Boc speaks
A man protesting government cuts dived off a balcony in the Romanian parliament on Thursday as the nation’s prime minister and other politicians looked on in horror.
Prime Minister Emil Boc had just begun addressing legislators in Bucharest when the man, identified as a state-TV engineer Adrian Sobaru, stood on the railing some 22 feet above the main floor.
“Boc, you’ve taken away the rights of our children,” he was heard yelling as he fell, according to London’s Telegraph.
Sky News reports the 40-year-old wore a T-shirt that stated, in Romanian, “You’ve pierced us. You’ve killed our children’s future. Freedom.”