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Police Retake Moldova Parliament

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7 Apr 09 | BBC

Riot police in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, have regained control of the parliament building that had earlier been stormed by protesters.

This followed the re-election of the Communist Party in Sunday’s elections.

Thousands of anti-communist demonstrators stormed parliament, smashing furniture, throwing computers through windows and lighting fires.

More protests, which President Vladimir Voronin said amounted to an attempted coup, are expected on Wednesday.

In a televised address on Tuesday, he said he would protect Moldova from a handful of fascists drunk on anger.

State TV quoted police as saying one woman had died from carbon monoxide poisoning during the protests. >>>


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7 April 2009 at 11:49 pm

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