Peaceful protesters that stayed overnight on Sunday, in Chisinau center, were violently evicted by the police on Monday morning so that country’s senior officials could celebrate Independence Day.
Around 5:30 am, in the center of the capital, the first buses with police officers arrived, and, starting from 6:30 am, the protesters have been violently evicted from where they had spent the night – the monument of Stefan the Great, in the center of the Moldovan capital.
After the protesters had been forcefully evacuated in the early hours of the morning, the police also brutally evacuated the group of citizens that had been protesting in front of Guguţă café (the Occupy Guguta movement).
Hundreds of policemen stormed the center of Chisinau, taking away a tent and other personal things belonging to protesters.
The policemen did not explain from whom they had received the order to act in such manner. As for the protesters that had been evacuated from the monument of Stefan the Great, the police presented and order signed by the interim mayor Ruslan Codreanu.
Among those violently evicted were the political leaders Maia Sandu and Andrei Nastase.