Thousands of Romanians gathered on Saturday, November 26, 2022, in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to support the Furdui family, whose children were taken by Child Protection from Germany in April 2021. According to the organizers, more than 8,000 people participate in the event .
Romanians from several European countries participate in the protest in Berlin PHOTO Facebook
At the protest in Germany, in support of the Furdui family, whose children were taken by the Jugendamt (Child Protection from Germany), members of the evangelical community from Romania, but also from other European countries participate, the Furdui family being members of the Pentecostal cult. According to the organizers, over 70 busloads of Romanians arrived in Berlin.
Also, several Romanian politicians are participating in the protest in Berlin, including the former Minister of Defense from Romania, Gabriel Leș. The protest is broadcast live on the Facebook page dedicated to supporting the Furdui family and on YouTube.
The demonstrators are demanding the return to their families of five of the seven children still in the custody of the German authorities (two of the children have been allowed to return to their families).
“The truth” revealed that, at the end of October 2022, the eldest child of the Furdui family, in Jugendamt custody, fled to Romania. “David and Naomi have repeatedly said they want to return home, social workers and guardians have not allowed them to do so and have spoken ill of their parents. Desperate after these discussions with the tutor and other Jugendamt representatives, David thought of a plan to escape and fled to Romania to his relatives. He considered it inadmissible that at the age of 17 his wish to return home should be ignored. Now he is happy to be able to continue his life away from the Jugendamt”said Paraschiva Bloju, the children’s aunt.
How the Furdui family’s nightmare began
The drama of the Furdui family, moved in 2012 from Spain to Germany, began after the eldest child, 16 years old, complained about the relationship with his parents, but also about the fact that the two younger boys are sometimes beaten by their mother.
“In retrospect, David himself says he was in a bad mood during that lockdown period. He was angry and frustrated and exaggerated the statements made to the school social worker. He never saw his parents beat his brothers and sisters”the aunt says now to the children.
Child Protection discovered that the Furdui family goes to church weekly, creating a profile of “extremely religious people who do not give their children access to all relevant topics in society”. According to Paraschiva Bloju, neither before the children were taken over, nor afterwards were the parents subjected to a police investigation to determine whether the children were abused.