People uncovered and attempted to restore, in the name of history, a communist commemorative plaque marking the strike of the workers at Grivita workshops, covered after the fall of the communist regime in 1989.
The Grivita strike of 1933 was a railway strike which was started at the Grivita Workshops, Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania in February 1933 by workers of Caile Ferate Romane (Romanian Railways). The strike was brought about by the increasingly poor working conditions of railway employees in the context of the worldwide Great Depression, which affected Romania significantly. As the workers occupied the workshops, the Romanian Army surrounded and sieged them. The fighting resulted in the death of 7 workers, including Vasile Roaita, a 19-year-old worker whose image was used by the early Communist regime. #communism #strike #commemoration #plaque #people #romania #bucuresti #bucharest #february #16 Photo by Mugur Varzariu @varzariu