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Romanian Communist Party general secretary and President Nicolae Ceaucescu's addresses 20 November 1989 in Bucharest the party members during the party congress. Ceaucescu and his wife Elena were deposed and executed by firing squad 25 December 1989 after being found guilty by an army tribunal of "crimes against the people". The anti-Communist uprising ending Ceausescu's 24 years of dictatorial rule started 16 December as a small protest in Timisoara and later 21 December during a huge anti-communist demonstration at the Republic Square in front of Romanian Communist Party Central Committee headquarters.