Moldova: Tens of thousands join protest led by left, anti-EU forces

On Sunday, September 27, Moldova hosted large-scale nationwide protests.
Tens of thousands of people came from across the country to a protest rally organized by Our Party and the Party of Socialists.

 Among the main demands of the demonstrators were the resignations of the heads of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the NIB, the Centre for the Fight Against Corruption, the Central Election Commission, as well as “Teleradio-Moldova.”
In addition, protesters demanded the abolition of parliamentary immunity and bringing to justice all of those involved in stealing billions from the banking system.
Also, tens of thousands of protesters demanded the release of the political prisoners arrested during the peaceful protests on September 6.

During the protest, yet another tent city was established outside the Ministry of Agriculture, because, according to Our Party leader Renato Usatii, “We do not have enough space in front of the parliament, so today the tents will be divided with the Ministry of Agriculture.”

In conclusion, the demonstrators said a symbolic farewell to the politicians in power, including President Nicolae Timofti, former Prime Minister Vladimir Filat, oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, and Liberal Party leader Mihai Ghimpu.
Translated by Greg Butterfield

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