10th DAY OF HUNGER STRIKE IN BUCHAREST – SANDU, OUR HERO. Sandu, the man on hunger strike since 21st of December (today, the 10th day) against the abuses in Pungesti and against fracking, is joined daily by lots of protesters who bring him a hot tea and all their solidarity and love. He is feeling fine (an ambulance visited , motivated by the amazing energy the people bring to him. Every day, there are plenty of people who drop by for a chat or for hours. The people make shifts in staying with Sandu, he also has company during the night. The atmosphere is just great, as people get together and discover “old” facebook friends.
A beautiful stray dog, which was called by him and the fellow protesters Sanda, has joined him and hasn’t left ever since. She has sad, human eyes, as if understanding the gravity of the moment and the suffering of the people there. More people will join him tomorrow night, to spend together the arrival of the new year, with hopes for a better charma and for a real revolution that’s just in the air, waiting for the best moment to happen. The people joining him are so deeply aware of the fact that 2014 is a crucial year for Romania, as it will mean either a spreading at huge speeds of many destructive projects (not only shale gas) for this country, or a break with the past that’s so necessary to save Romania from destruction (destruction has now become more and more touchable, as Pungesti seems to be just the tip of the iceberg and new rigs are being erected at an incredible speed in places where no one was prepared for this)