January · The neo-communist orientation of the FSN leadership is becoming more and more evident. The first rallies against the "front" begin in Bucharest, with many members of the Student League protesting. · The process of organizing the League continues. They become members of the League of Students in almost all higher education institutions (including military institutions).
January 21 · The first demonstration organized in the University Square, after December 1989. On the occasion of the one month since the December insurrection, the sacrifice of the young people is commemorated and the finding and punishment of the guilty is demanded. The league opens the University Balcony for the first time.
April 24 · University Square protesters are violently attacked by police forces. On the afternoon of the same day, the Student League officially joins the demonstration. The balcony of the University is reopened, which will be, from that moment, the tribune of the anti-communist expression of the demonstration. This decision by the University Students' League marks the beginning of what will be called the "University Square" phenomenon.
The perimeter near the University is declared the "Free Zone of Neo-Communism", the "zero kilometer" of the post-communist democratic expression in Romania. The "border" of this territory is fixed by the building of the University and the Faculty of Architecture and has as peripheral limits, the intersection, vital hub of the city, the Intercontinental, which symbolically expresses the European and international opening, the line of the former barricade of December 21, 1989. University, barricade invested with sacred meanings, place of the sacrifice of the young people raised then against communism.
The phenomenon of University Square acquires national dimensions, in the other university centers (Iaşi, Constanţa, Cluj, Timişoara, Braşov etc.) being organized similar demonstrations and manifestations. Students, teachers, associations and student and youth organizations from all over the world show solidarity with Romanian students.
The phenomenon of University Square has also radiated to neighboring countries. Representatives of students in Sofia and Belgrade contacted the Student League and used the model of the demonstration in the University Square, later launching similar demonstrations to challenge the communist power in their countries.
May 20, 1990 · The NSF wins the general election following misinformation and fraudulent manipulation of public opinion. The consecration by "free" elections of the presidency of Ion Iliescu and of the FSN government led by Petre Roman triggers one of the darkest periods in the history of modern Romania.
May 24 · Considering that the demonstration had come to an end and its message had been conveyed, the Students' League, together with the Association of Architects Students, the December 21 Association and the Independent Group for Democracy, ceased to participate in the demonstration.
May 24 - June 12 · Demonstrators remain in the Square, few in number, who continue the protests.
June 12/13 · The violent campaign launched by FSN against the demonstration in the University Square enters the final phase: direct aggression. Based on a plan drawn up at the highest level, the police force brutally intervenes on the night of June 12-13. The few demonstrators and hunger strikers who were still in the Square are brutalized and arrested. Police break into the Institute of Architecture, arresting students working in workshops. The president of the League is picked up from his home and detained, in a state of arrest, at a police station.
June 13 · The Students' League declares a strike and demands the release of the arrested students. Students barricade themselves in the University building. Meanwhile, in the Square, provocative groups are acting. With the help of "law enforcement" two buses are set on fire. After 1 pm, the arrested students are released. "Attacks" are being staged on some public institutions (TVR, Ministry of Interior). In the afternoon, from the balcony of the University, the representatives of the League draw the attention of the several thousand people gathered in the Square to the provocative nature of the respective actions and urge the demonstrators not to be drawn into violent actions. In the evening of the same day, Ion Iliescu will call on the "working people" to intervene and make "order" in the University Square.
June 14-15 · More than 10,000 miners arrive in Bucharest. Accompanied by representatives of the FSN and the Government, in collaboration with the police, they trigger one of the most barbaric political repressions that the current Romanian society has known. Students in the building are brutally assaulted. Miners destroy laboratories, classrooms and devastate League headquarters. Hundreds of students, many in serious condition, are arrested and detained in camp conditions outside the city (at Magurele) and at various police stations.
July 2 · The first National Student Congress takes place in Bucharest after December 1989. It is decided to continue the fight against the neo-communist forces.
July 13 · Over 200,000 people participate in the "White March" organized by the Students' League in Bucharest to demand the release of those arrested a month ago.
August to November · In universities across the country, the vast majority of students, and virtually all significant student organizations, have an explicit anti-communist and anti-FSN orientation.
1991 - Reorganization of the Students' League. The former subsidiaries are now organizations with legal personality and distinct statutes, members of the confederation.
At the same time, the Student League's attempt to establish itself as a national student organization ceases. From then on, the model most used to represent the student movement at the national level will remain that of the student confederation, or of coordinating councils composed of representatives of all centers (to coordinate major strikes).