String quartet plays Metallica for Romanian protesters

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In a world filled with violent protests, a group of musicians who were part of a demonstration in the Romanian capital of Bucharest offered up a peaceful musical moment.

This footage shows the string quartet taking an informal stage in the middle of the street and playing its version of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.”


The video was uploaded by videographer Cosmin Andrei on Monday.

The demonstrators have been protesting a government proposal to allow Gabriel Resources, a Canadian mining company, to make it easier for it to seize people’s property and obtain permits for a gold mining project in the Transylvanian village of Rosia Montana.

The project, if it succeeded, would establish Europe’s largest open-cast gold mine, AFP reports. The company expects to extract more than 300 tons of gold and more than 1,600 tons of silver.

On Monday, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta gave in to protesters and admitted that a bill to allow the proposal likely would fail in the nation’s Parliament, AFP reports.

And for those of you who miss the lyrics to Metallica's hard rocking gem, feel free to sing along. Here are the final lines to the song:

Never cared for what they say
Never cared for games they play
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
And I know

So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
No, nothing else matters

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