This audio was submitted as part of a collaborative effort to map protests happening globally, put together by Cities and Memory.

All audio was then reimagined by musicians and sound artists, so take a look at the project to hear 'alternative sound worlds':

Făgăraș, population 28,330, during the Romanian protests on the 1st of February 2017.

The protests were caused by new ‘emergency’ laws that the government tried to pass overnight, supposedly to relieve the prison system of overcrowding. The 'solution' being to decriminalise corruption involving sums of less than 200,000 lei (£38,000). 


This particular protest took the form of a march around town, taking us past the PSD (the Social Democratic Party) office, at which point you can hear copious booing.

Recorded by myself and Maria Năstase.