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Moldova: Police detain 65 protesters during anti-government rally in Chisinau03:13

Moldova: Police detain 65 protesters during anti-government rally in Chisinau

Moldova, Republic of, Chisinau
November 6, 2022 at 21:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Moldovan police claimed in its official Telegram channel that law enforcement officers detained 65 people during an anti-government rally in Chisinau on Sunday.

"Law enforcement officers have recorded a number of violations committed by participants in the rally. 65 people with questionable behaviour were taken to the police department for identification and documentation, including four underage people," the agency said.

Ruptly footage shows people with flags, flowers and posters moving towards the central square of the city chanting slogans, as well as the detention of the protesters by law enforcement officers.

Police reported that around 1,700 people had participated in the rally.

For its part, the Shor Party claimed that about 50,000 people turned out for the anti-government rally, and about 30,000 more protesters were unable to get to the protest as police 'prevented dozens of vans and buses from entering the capital'.

"On the eighth Sunday of the anti-government manifestation, the police also installed mobile group filters on all highways leading to the capital and banned minibuses and buses," the party's press office stated.

Earlier this month, Moldovan President Maia Sandu asked the Cabinet of Ministers to expand the powers of the police so that security forces could disperse protests without the consent of the local authorities.

Last month, she called on law-enforcement agencies to “promptly identify the sources of illegal financing of those who pay for participation in protests and severely punish any attempts at aggression, provocation or destabilisation.”

According to media reports, rallies which close roads or restrict access to public buildings are now banned on weekdays, while weekend protests are limited to four hours.

Thousands of people attended the first demonstration on September 18. Activists pitched dozens of tents outside the government building, calling them a 'City of Change', and said they’d only leave when their conditions are met.

In May, mass anti-government rallies began in the country over soaring energy and food prices, as well as falling living standards and record inflation.

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Moldovan police claimed in its official Telegram channel that law enforcement officers detained 65 people during an anti-government rally in Chisinau on Sunday.

"Law enforcement officers have recorded a number of violations committed by participants in the rally. 65 people with questionable behaviour were taken to the police department for identification and documentation, including four underage people," the agency said.

Ruptly footage shows people with flags, flowers and posters moving towards the central square of the city chanting slogans, as well as the detention of the protesters by law enforcement officers.

Police reported that around 1,700 people had participated in the rally.

For its part, the Shor Party claimed that about 50,000 people turned out for the anti-government rally, and about 30,000 more protesters were unable to get to the protest as police 'prevented dozens of vans and buses from entering the capital'.

"On the eighth Sunday of the anti-government manifestation, the police also installed mobile group filters on all highways leading to the capital and banned minibuses and buses," the party's press office stated.

Earlier this month, Moldovan President Maia Sandu asked the Cabinet of Ministers to expand the powers of the police so that security forces could disperse protests without the consent of the local authorities.

Last month, she called on law-enforcement agencies to “promptly identify the sources of illegal financing of those who pay for participation in protests and severely punish any attempts at aggression, provocation or destabilisation.”

According to media reports, rallies which close roads or restrict access to public buildings are now banned on weekdays, while weekend protests are limited to four hours.

Thousands of people attended the first demonstration on September 18. Activists pitched dozens of tents outside the government building, calling them a 'City of Change', and said they’d only leave when their conditions are met.

In May, mass anti-government rallies began in the country over soaring energy and food prices, as well as falling living standards and record inflation.