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June 16, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Petre Roman said Friday that his government had ordered miners to leave the capital, but the vigilante mobs beyond the control of any authority continued menacing the city until dusk. Roman defended a civilian crackdown by miners and other angry workers armed with clubs, pipes and metal-tipped rubber hoses as a "correct and justified" response to what he called an organized coup attempt against his government.
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June 16, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Petre Roman said Friday that his government had ordered miners to leave the capital, but the vigilante mobs beyond the control of any authority continued menacing the city until dusk. Roman defended a civilian crackdown by miners and other angry workers armed with clubs, pipes and metal-tipped rubber hoses as a "correct and justified" response to what he called an organized coup attempt against his government.
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December 25, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city where the Romanian uprising began one week ago was still not free of conflict on Christmas Eve. Christmas services at the Central Cathedral were not held Sunday because secret-police snipers, still loyal to ousted dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, were believed to be in the cathedral towers. Families dragging freshly cut evergreen trees into their homes for trimming faced occasional bursts of gunfire.
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December 25, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city where the Romanian uprising began one week ago was still not free of conflict on Christmas Eve. Christmas services at the Central Cathedral were not held Sunday because secret-police snipers, still loyal to ousted dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, were believed to be in the cathedral towers. Families dragging freshly cut evergreen trees into their homes for trimming faced occasional bursts of gunfire.
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December 25, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER and DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Some of Europe's worst urban warfare since World War II continued to rage in Bucharest and other Romanian cities on Sunday despite a warning by Romania's new provisional government that those opponents who fail to lay down their arms will be punished "promptly and mercilessly."
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December 25, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER and DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Some of Europe's worst urban warfare since World War II continued to rage in Bucharest and other Romanian cities on Sunday despite a warning by Romania's new provisional government that those opponents who fail to lay down their arms will be punished "promptly and mercilessly."
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