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Moldova: Opposition returns to protest against new PM outside parliament00:53

Moldova: Opposition returns to protest against new PM outside parliament

Moldova, Republic of, Chisinau
January 22, 2016 at 18:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

At the end of a march, demonstrators came back to the Parliament building, Friday evening, where their leaders addressed the public.

The protesters are demanding early parliamentary elections, and to send Vladimir Plahotniuc to trial.

More than 25,000 protesters marched through the streets of Chisinau to the building of the national broadcaster and the Ministry of Defence, earlier Friday. The rally was a continuation of recent large-scale protests against the new pro-European Union Prime Minister Pavel Filip.

The activists, members of various social and political groups, gathered on the central square of Chisinau and rallied against alleged censorship by the public broadcaster, which purportedly does not provide coverage of the rallies. The activists later headed to the Ministry of Defence to protest against reports of possible military involvement in the suppression of the protests.

Moldova's previous government, led by Liberal Democrat leader Valeriu Strelet, stepped down on October 29. If a new government is not approved by January 29, parliament will be dissolved and an early election called. On Wednesday, a majority reportedly controlled by oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc approved and swore in a government led by his close ally Paul Philip.

Moldova: Opposition returns to protest against new PM outside parliament00:53
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At the end of a march, demonstrators came back to the Parliament building, Friday evening, where their leaders addressed the public.

The protesters are demanding early parliamentary elections, and to send Vladimir Plahotniuc to trial.

More than 25,000 protesters marched through the streets of Chisinau to the building of the national broadcaster and the Ministry of Defence, earlier Friday. The rally was a continuation of recent large-scale protests against the new pro-European Union Prime Minister Pavel Filip.

The activists, members of various social and political groups, gathered on the central square of Chisinau and rallied against alleged censorship by the public broadcaster, which purportedly does not provide coverage of the rallies. The activists later headed to the Ministry of Defence to protest against reports of possible military involvement in the suppression of the protests.

Moldova's previous government, led by Liberal Democrat leader Valeriu Strelet, stepped down on October 29. If a new government is not approved by January 29, parliament will be dissolved and an early election called. On Wednesday, a majority reportedly controlled by oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc approved and swore in a government led by his close ally Paul Philip.

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