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Participants at an anti-government rally of supporters of the opposition Shor party in Chisinau

Nearly 40,000 protesters attended an opposition rally in Chisinau on Sunday

KISINEV, February 19 – RIA Novosti. Marina Tauber, deputy leader of the Shor party, said that 40,000 people from all parts of the republic gathered at a protest by supporters of the opposition Shor party in Moldova on Sunday.

On Sunday, supporters of the opposition Shor party in Moldova went to a mass protest against rising prices and high tariffs on energy supplies, according to an RIA Novosti reporter.

In his speech, Tauber said, “Forty thousand people are joining our peaceful protest today. Another 10 thousand people could not come. The buses were detained by the police.”

Earlier, the opposition party Shor announced that it has resumed protests against rising electricity tariffs and rising prices. Organizers called for the “National Alternative Movement” of Chisinau mayor Ion Ceban, along with socialist and communist parties to support the protests. The first protest action takes place on February 19.

Numerous polls show that around 60% of the country’s population doubts that the ruling Action and Solidarity party can stay in power for another three years until the next parliamentary elections. Also, about 70% of Moldovans are disappointed with the policy of the authorities, and almost 65% support the idea of ​​changing the government.

Last year, the “Shor” party organized mass anti-government actions in parliament together with the communists, who are part of a single bloc with the Party of Socialists (PSRM). Demonstrators are outraged by the unprecedented rise in gas, other energy sources and food prices, as well as high inflation and falling living standards. Protesters accused the authorities of failing to cope with the crisis and pointed to a record inflation rate over the past 20 years, which reached 33.97% year-on-year in September. The country’s leadership has been criticized for its unwillingness to negotiate better gas prices with Russia and for political pressure on opposition representatives. Moldovan authorities have repeatedly called for the liquidation of the Shor party, accusing it of illegal financing.

Source: Ria

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