The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau informs U.S. citizens in Moldova that there are numerous demonstrations planned for this upcoming weekend, including but not limited to the following:
On March 27, 2015
- From 10:00-12:00 a rally/demonstration will take place on the Europe Square on Stefan cel Mare public garden. The number of participants is expected to be 100 people.
- From 13:00-14:00 a march is expected in front of Moldova State University, on Alexei Mateevici Street and will move to Pushkin Street and end at the Romanian Embassy on Bucuresti Street The number of participants is expected to be 150 people.
- From 09:00-22:00 a Social/Cultural activity will take place at the Main Square and Opera and Ballet Theatre Square. The number of participants is expected to be 800 people.
Additionally, the U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Farmers of Moldova Organization plans to organize a series of protests on March 27, 2015 throughout Moldova. Protests are expected to take place from 10:00-13:00 with intent to block major roadways around the country.
On March 28, 2015
- From 09:00 to 18:00 a protest organized by Independent Journalism Center will take place in front of the Parliament. The number of participants is expected to be 30 people.
- From 17:00-22:00 on the pedestrian zone Deordita Street a demonstration against global warming will be organized by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova. The number of participants is expected to be 600 people.
- From 16:00 to 21:00 near the Triumphal Arch, “Family Pharmacy” is organizing an event to raise awareness about child abuse. The number of participants is expected to be 200 people.
On March 29, 2015
- From 09:00 to 12:00 a protest organized by Socialist Party of the Republic of Moldova will take place in front of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry. The number of participants is expected to be 300 people.
- From 09:00 to 17:00 protests will take place in front of the Parliament building and on the Main Square. Protesters are voicing their support of the flower vender’s patents. The number of participants is expected to be 200-350 people. The same protests are expected to take place until the end of March.
- From 13:00 to 17:00, a march planned by the Civic Movement of Young People of Moldova is expected to begin near the Triumphal Arch, move to Bănulescu-Bodoni Street, pass the Romanian, American, and German Embassies, and end on M. Kogălniceanu Street in front of the General Commissariat of Police. The number of participants is expected to be 2000 people.
- From 14:00 a “Flag March” will take place in Chisinau. It’s organized by the Civic Movement of Young People of Moldova at the Main Square. The number of participants is not indicated yet.
- From 13:00 to 16:00 a march/demonstration will take place. The march is organized by the “Romanian Spirit” Civilian Association. The march starts on the Main Square and js expected to move to the Romanian Embassy. The number of participants is expected to be 2000 people.
The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational. Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Large public gatherings can affect all major incoming arteries to the city in which they occur. Demonstrations in one city have the potential to lead to additional public rallies or demonstrations in other locations around the city and country.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Moldova to enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current information on the situation in Moldova, neighboring Ukraine, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, the Worldwide Caution, and the Country Specific Information for Moldova. For additional information, refer to “Traveler’s Checklist.”
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The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is located at 103 Mateevici St., Chisinau, Moldova, tel (373-22) 408-300. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is (373-22) 237-345/408-445.