Mögnuð ljósmynd sem hefur orðið einkennandi fyrir falsanir fjölmiðla. Fjöldamorðin í Timisoara í Rúmeníu ollu falli einræðisherrans Nicholai Ceausescu. Talað var um að allt að 4500 manns hefðu fallið fyrir hendi öryggissveita Ceausescu en nú er talið að færri en 100 hafi verið myrtir.

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On December 16, 1989, thousands of people took to the streets of Timisoara in Romania to protest food shortages, harassment of a dissident ethnic-Hungarian priest, Laszlo Tokes, and the dictatorship of Nicholai Ceausescu in general. Many were teenagers and students, and the brutal suppression of these protests marked the beginning of the end for the Ceausescu regime. A few days after the massacre in Timisoara, Ceausescu gave a speech in Bucharest before one hundred thousand people, who shouted down the eccentric tyrant with the cries of “Timisoara!” and “Down with the murderers!” Ceausescu tried to escape the country with $1 billion, but he was captured and executed. It was the last of the popular uprisings against communist rule in eastern Europe that year, and the only one that turned violent.

With Ceausescu gone, Western journalists are invited to see the horrors of the Ceausescu regime. Already on the day Ceausescu…

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