Protests despite Victor Ponta's resignation


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Thousands joined a march in the Romanian capital Bucharest, hours after Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned over a deadly nightclub fire.

The protesters, reported to be at least 30,000 strong, demanded early elections and further political reform.

Rallies were also reported in other cities across the country.

It came a day after some 20,000 demonstrators spontaneously took to the streets of the capital, angry over the deaths of 32 people in Friday's fire.

Concerns that safety was compromised because of corruption - a long-standing issue in Romania - have fuelled public anger against the political elite, including Mr Ponta.

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