Anti-government rally held in Moldova capital
Thousands of protesters gathered on Chishinau’s Great National Assembly Square held anti-government rally, demanding resignation of Moldova’s President Nicolae Timofti and early parliamentary elections.
"We demand that snap parliamentary elections be held no later than March 16, 2016, organized by the government of national trust," said one of the activists.
As previously reported by Moldova’s Noi.md online news source, thousands of Moldovans came out on the streets in Chisinau on September 6 to protest against the authorities “responsible for the current social and economic crisis in the country,” demanding “bringing to justice those responsible for the theft of money from the banking system.”
“Everything will be done to ensure safety of the city residents and protesters,” Oleg Balan, the country’s Interior Minister, said at a briefing earlier today. He also asked the peaceful protesters to assist police officers and report on suspicious individuals in masks, with suspicious backpacks.
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According to available information, police detained five activists, including Antifa leader Pavel Grigorchuk. Metal chains and locks were found in his backpack.