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Romania Police Defend Role in Protest Where Hundreds Hurt

Romanian police on Saturday defended their use of force after an anti-government protest turned violent leaving 455 people, including three dozen riot police, needing medical treatment.   Marius Militaru, spokesman for Romania's riot police, said 70 people, including 11 riot police, were taken to hospitals the previous night, and police are pursuing charges against eight people.   There were no immediate reports of life-threatening injuries, but Militaru said a female...

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