The authorities are mobilizing all Moldovan policemen in connection with the protest action at the parliament
All units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moldova were mobilized in connection with today’s protest against the intention of PSRM and DPM to change the electoral system in the country. According to the order of the Minister of Internal Affairs Alexander Zhizdan, “absolutely all police units in the country will work 100% on Sunday.” In addition, all police subdivisions and inspectorates prepared transport for moving to Kishinev.
This follows from several photo-proofs that the leader of Our Party Renato Usatii posted on Facebook. This is about a copy of the message sent to all the Interior Ministry structures, where this order is brought to the attention of the personnel.
As stated in this message, the status of “high risk” is assigned to the situation in 26 out of 32 districts of Moldova. The General Inspectorate of police is invited to plan the actions of the police forces “according to the formula of April 24, 2016”, it is also mentioned in the order that exercises were conducted guided by “Mr. Chubachuk and a group of instructors”.
Recall that one of the most large-scale protests against the ruling regime took place in Kishinev on April 24, 2016. As reported in media, on the eve of the action, the Ministry of Internal Affairs bought tear gas containers and noise grenades for more than 22,000 euros, and all police was ordered to protect the house and office of oligarch Vladimir Plakhotnyuk.
Policemen were ordered to “monitor social networks on trends and intentions of both organizers and those interested in participating in this protest.” “Especially monitor citizens who act negatively/radically with intentions of destabilization and violence, preparation of mass riots life-threatening to protesters and law enforcement officers involved in provision of law and order.”
Photos were also published on Facebook showing the arrival of police units equipped with outfit to disperse the demonstrations in Kishinev.
A civil protest against plans to change the electoral system that is taking place today, on Sunday, May 14, was supported by several opposition political parties at the building of the parliament, including Our Party, Platform “Dignity and Truth”, “Action and Solidarity”, the Liberal-Democratic Party and “Our Home – Moldova”.