Romanian-Canadians protest Norway’s seizure of 5 children in dispute

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Several dozen Romanian-Canadians and supporters gathered peacefully at the Norwegian Embassy Saturday as part of an international protest over that country’s seizure of a family’s five children in an alleged religious dispute.

Supporters say the three sons and two daughters of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu, aged three months to nine years old, were taken into custody by the Norway’s child services last November, after one daughter’s teacher expressed concern over the family’s fundamentalist Christian beliefs.

Protests were held in a number of capitals, including Washington and London.

Embassy officials were not available for comment.

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