Romanian throws himself off balcony

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Adrian Sobaru gestures before throwing himself from a balcony in Romania's Parliament

A man has thrown himself from a balcony in Romania’s Parliament just as the prime minister began to speak ahead of a no-confidence vote.

Prime Minister Emil Boc had just started talking on Thursday when a loud thud reverberated in the chamber.

Mr Boc looked startled and rushed over to the man, along with other lawmakers.

The man, who was not identified, landed on the benches. No one else was injured.

Romanian media said he was wearing a T-shirt with the slogan: “You’ve killed our future.”

Bogdan Oprita, an emergency medical spokesman, said the man is in stable condition.

The no-confidence vote was over a public wage law.

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