Russia Today
New York Times
April 7, 2009


MOSCOW — A protest in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, turned violent on Tuesday as anti-Communist demonstrators broke into the headquarters of the country’s parliament and the police attempted to disperse them with tear gas and water cannon. Dozens of people were reported injured.

The crowd gathered to protest the results of parliamentary elections held on Sunday. Communists won about half the votes. Opposition leaders on Tuesday accused the Communists of rigging the election and demanded a recount.

Demonstrators gathered in the center of Chisinau, shouting “We want Europe,” “We are Romanians” and “Down with Communism,” according to the Interfax news service.

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