A Romanian government adviser sparks outrage after posting a video clip comparing the country’s president to Hitler as political tensions simmer after mass anti-corruption protests last month.
The clip shows an altered photo of centre-right President Klaus Iohannis, a strong government critic and ethnic German, sporting a hairstyle and moustache like Adolf Hitler.
Under the photo, it reads “Heil Iohannis,” with a Nazi salute.
The video, posted by the left-wing government’s advisor, Darius Valcov, on Facebook, also describes the group Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania (FDGR), which Iohannis led until 2013, as a “Nazi organization.”
Valcov, a former finance minister of the ruling Social Democrats who is appealing an eight-year-prison sentence for corruption meted out by a court in February, removed the video after a flood of outraged comment.