The Romanian Revolution was a series of riots and protests in Romania in December 1989. These were part of the Revolutions of 1989 that occurred in several Warsaw Pact countries. The Romanian Revolution started in the city of Timisoara and soon spread throughout the country, becoming the only one of these revolutions that forcibly overthrew a Communist government and executed the country's head of state.
An anti-Ceausescu fighter from the Romanian Revolution armed with an AK-47, Romania - December, 1989. Dictator Ceasusescu and his wife were tried by a military panel and summarily executed in a schoolyard. A fitting ending for both for detroying their country.