CHISINAU, October 9 – Novosti. Supporters of the opposition Moldovan party “Shor” started another protest action in Chisinau, Novosti correspondent reports.
The protesters gathered at the tent city in front of the parliament building hold national flags and chant: “Down with Maia Sandu !”, “Down with the government!”, “Resignation!”, “Early elections!”. Along with ordinary citizens of the country, MPs from the Shor party take part in the action.
“Friends, early parliamentary elections are the goal of our protest and our chance to save the country from disaster. If you don’t care, bear this power, and if you really want change, come and protest on Sunday. Come to take back our country! ” – said the leader of the party Ilan Shor in an address to the citizens of Moldova, published on social networks.
The police keep order, not interfering with the actions of the protesters. Traffic on the streets near the parliament and the presidential palace is blocked.
One of the leaders of the protest movement, Radu Bushila, in an interview with a Novosti correspondent noted that the action was supposed to take place on the Great National Assembly Square, but the Chisinau administration began preparations for the celebration of the City Day.
“We listened to the request of the mayor of the capital, so we gathered near the protest town, which symbolizes popular indignation. Rallies and flash mobs are held daily, mass actions that gather up to 50,000 people are held every Sunday. This is already the fourth. And there will be even more people,” Bushile said.
The opposition has been holding an indefinite protest since September 18. The indignation of the protesters is caused by an unprecedented rise in the price of energy and food products, a drop in living standards and record inflation (33.5 percent). They accuse the authorities of failing to cope with the crisis, political pressure on opponents and unwillingness to negotiate better gas prices with Russia .
At the same time, numerous polls show that about 60 percent of the population of the republic doubt the ability of the ruling Action and Solidarity party to stay in power for another three years, until the next parliamentary elections. About 70 percent of Moldovans are disappointed with the policy of the authorities and almost 65 percent support the idea of changing the government.