There's always something crazy happening in former Eastern Bloc states' houses of government. Ukraine's parliament is prone to rioting and today, a public television employee jumped from the balcony of Romania's parliament to protest austerity measures. He survived.
The jumper, Adrian Sobaru, is an electrician with Romanian public television. According to Reuters, he threw himself from a balcony during a no-confidence vote tied to the government's latest austerity moves while wearing a shirt that read, "You killed our children's future, you sold us." Romania is the EU's second poorest country, and people are unhappy with their government's agreements with the International Monetary Fund to cut costs across the board. The government was facing its fourth no-confidence vote this year, all of which it has survived.
Sobaru survived the fall with fractures to the face, but none of his injuries are life threatening. Damn.
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