By Grigory Petrenko
Leader of the Red Bloc party and political prisoner Grigory Petrenko issued this important statement on social media against both “left” and right attacks on LGBTQ marchers in Chisinau, Moldova. Petrenko is currently restricted by court order from taking part in public demonstrations. The march of 300 people on Sunday, May 22, was reportedly forced to shorten its route because of an Orthodox counter-protest, while the Party of Socialists of Igor Dodon held an “alternative, pro-traditional family” festival.
Instead of dealing with the regime and building energetic protests against [oligarch Vlad] Plahotniuc and his mafia, the so-called opposition is again struggling with imaginary threats and diverting the public’s attention away from the real issues. After a valiant struggle with Unionist puppets and then with American trucks and bulldozers, comes the turn of the LGBT movement.
|Red Bloc leader Grigory Petrenko|
I believe that citizens should have the right to freedom of expression, even if someone doesn’t like it.
Many are winning applause and scoring hundreds and thousands of likes in social networks by promoting hatred, exploiting prejudices and unsubstantiated fear. Including the politicians. That’s what extreme right-wing populists throughout the world do. In Moldova, the vast majority of them are irresponsible false populists!!! I personally don’t want to be a populist! So now I write what I think, but not what many would like to hear from me.
We have no leftist parties! Not one left party, not only in Europe but throughout the world, would allow itself to oppose peaceful actions, encourage their activists to throw eggs at people just because they have a different sexual orientation. It’s savagery and obscurantism. It has nothing to do with socialist values.You can call yourself whatever you like, “Kantaryana witnesses”, Markela, chibrika etc. Just don’t want to call yourselves socialists, leftists, etc.
|‘No Fear’ march in Chisinau, Moldova, May 22.|
The party in power is generally silent. Plakhotniuc and his mafia are rubbing their hands together. Cutbacks and violent schemes will continue to operate until the so-called opposition takes all of this fight to the regime.
I don’t want to be a populist!
I have no fear to say what I think!
Fara Frica! (No fear!)