"Anti-Semitic discourses have not disappeared from Romanian political life in the last 30 years," said Oliver Jens Schmitt, professor of Southeast European history at the University of Vienna.
"AUR is trying to address as large a group of protesting voters as possible," he said, and politics is getting in the way of any substantive response.
Ministers from the USR-PLUS party resigned from the cabinet on Tuesday after Prime Minister Florin Citu dismissed Justice Minister Stelian Ion, an USR PLUS member.
"We have registered and submitted the resignations, together with the USR-PLUS ministers, at the premier's office. We are moving forward,' Dan Barna, the co-president of USR-PLUS, wrote on Facebook.
Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday that the government goes on, and the National Liberal Party (PNL), major at rule, was a "responsible party" that had already cast a vote in support of the prime minister. That was his answer to whether after talks with President Klaus Iohannis he was considering resigning as prime minister.
The dismissal of the Justice Minister, Stelian Ion, on Wednesday by Prime Minister Florin Citu may trigger the break-up of the governing coalition in Romania and a major political crisis in the country.
Prime Minister Florin Citu announced the dismissal of Ion from the Justice Ministry, saying that he will not accept ministers in the government opposed to Romania's development.