"Child, don't tie me!"
Following the trial, A soldier
ties Elena Ceausescu's hands as she struggles and protests loudly.
The captor holds Elena's wrist so the camera can record the expensive
gold bracelet she is wearing, evidence of the Ceausescu's living
like royalty while the people suffered under their harsh economic
policies. (credits: trial cameraman).
Sound: Soldiers with
guns surround Nicolae and Elena and begin to tie their hands behind
their backs to lead them outside to be executed; they protest loudly
and struggle. Elena screams "Do not tie me up! What are you doing
here? You don't have the right to tie me up. Child do not do this
to me! Don't you listen? Stop touching me. Haven't you heard? What
are you doing?" Nicolae tells Elena "Relax. Leave it be." "Let
me go!" screams Elena. Let my hands go!" Nicolae shouts "How
do you have the right to do this?" (Dec. 25, 1989) (credits:
time: ~3 min.
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