Was Romania's 1989 revolution a palace coup?

Daring to question the Romanian Revolution On 21 and 22 December 1989, Romania's revolution reached its tipping point. The dictator Nicolae Ceausescu fled. Millions rejoiced. But, as Petru Clej reports, there are still many questions unanswered over what happened next.

Some say that despite appearances, it was not even a people's revolution - more a coup d'etat by a powerful elite.

Mr Maries is still eager for the truth to emerge 20 years after the toppling of the communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, in a bloodbath that ended a year of otherwise peaceful revolution in Europe.

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