The protesters delivered an ultimatum to the country’s government and demanded to pay utility bills for the winter period. Kremlin fans staged clashes with the security forces.
On March 12, an anti-government rally was held in the center of Chisinau, which brought together members of the pro-Russian Shor party and activists of the National Movement for the People. At the same time, the General Inspectorate of the Police of Moldova warned that during the event, the participants planned to organize destabilization actions and riots. This is reported by the Moldovan edition of ZDG.
The demonstrators started in a column from the State University of Medicine and headed for the country’s parliament building. The rally participants carried icons and national flags and chanted: “We are the people!” and “Shame!”. It is reported that the protesters gathered outside the parliament and demanded full payment of bills for the winter period by 13:00 on March 13. Then the protesters wanted to go to the government building, but the security forces did not let them through, after which three deputies from the Shor party handed over the demand of the protesters to the government.
“We demand that the authorities pay all bills for gas, electricity and heat for all citizens of the country for three winter months. This is our ultimatum demand. We give the government 24 hours to implement our demands,” said Marina Tauber, vice chairman of the Shor party. .
Meanwhile, it became known about the first clashes between the protesters and the security forces. Chisinau police reported that 54 people were detained during the confrontation, 21 of them were minors, who were found to have prohibited items. The people were taken to the stations for testing.
In addition, the authorities of the country stated that they stopped an attempt to destabilize the situation in Moldova, which is backed by the Russian special services. The head of the Moldovan police, Viorel Cernautyan, said that law enforcement agencies received additional information after the introduction of one of their agents into a group of Russian saboteurs.
On the eve of the rally, Moldovan President Maia Sandu also announced threats of destabilization.
“Every time there are such risks, but so far our institutions have shown that they can keep the situation under control. I am sure that from now on they will ensure public order,” she said.
Earlier it was reported that in Chisinau, pro-Russian forces are trying to provoke an uprising in Moldova against the government in order to overthrow it. On March 10, CNN reported that Washington sees signs of organizing provocations that are aimed at clashes between security forces and civilians during protests.
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