Moldovan Police: More than six thousand people attended the protest in Chisinau
KISINAU, 18 September – RIA Novosti. The anti-government protest of the Moldovan opposition party “Shor” in the center of Chisinau ended without incident, 6.5 thousand people attended the protest, reported Press service of the Moldovan police on the Telegram channel.
Police were on duty and provided security in the protests attended by approximately 6.5 thousand citizens in the capital city center. The demonstrators tried to set up tents on the side of the road at the request of the police. They moved them to Parliament Square,” it said.
It was noted that several minor incidents occurred during the demonstration, and that the organizers cooperated with law enforcement.
On Sunday, the opposition party “Shor” held a protest, which, according to preliminary data, was attended by about 45,000 people from almost all regions of Moldova. Protesters demanded the resignation of President Maia Sandu, the government and parliament. As party leader Ilan Shor said, they set up about 20 tents in the square in front of the republican parliament, which will stand until the current regime is dissolved and early parliamentary and presidential elections are appointed.
Mass anti-government rallies began in Moldova in May. Protesters are outraged by the unprecedented rise in energy and food prices, falling living standards and record inflation (33.5 percent). They accuse the authorities of not being able to cope with the crisis, political pressure on the opponents and failing to come to an agreement with the parties. Russia about better gas prices.
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