This past week-end, Traian Basescu, the Romanian president, came to downtown Bucharest to deliver a speech. A few hours earlier, Emil Constantinescu, a former president, tried to gather a small crowd across the street to protest against the presidential speech. I tried to approach the event in a Christopher Morris kind of way.
Two old men read a promotional paper during the protest against the presidential speech, while a girl runs past.
Former president Emil Constantinescu smiles while talking to his followers. His goatee was almost a trademark when he was in power.
Agrecii Mihaela, 19 years old, holds a flag during the antipresidential rally. "I came from Constanta to Bucharest to rally for freedom", she said.
On the other side of the street, a couple holds hands while waiting for the president to show up.
Police officers waiting for the presidential convoy.
Hundreds of people waited in front of the stage for Basescu to show up.
Police officers in the crowd.
Secret Service agents scout the crowd while the president takes a break inside a tent next to the stage after the speech.
Most TV stations used a lot of logistics in covering the speech, since the president planned his public appearance for prime time hours.
A boy climbed up a tree to get a better view of the president.