Demonstrations Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations On October 4, 2015

On October 4th at 12:00, “Dignity and Truth” will hold a large protest in the Great National Assembly Square.

Additionally, on October 4th at 11:00 “Young Dignity” will hold a protest/march.  The protest/march will begin at Gheorge Asachi High School and end at the Great National Assembly Square.

Both groups will protest against the state budget theft and corruption in the justice system.  They will call for the resignation of the Prosecutor General, Head of the National Anticorruption Center and other state officials.

They are also requesting a joint legislative and cabinet meeting, at which “Dignity and Truth” leaders are allowed to attend.

More than 50,000 people are expected to participate in the above protests.

Also on October 4th at 12:00, the Socialist Party and “Our Party” will organize a protest in front of the Parliament Building.

Approximately 30,000 people are expected to participate in this protest.

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.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Moldova Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Moldova, located at 103 Str. Alexei Mateevici, at +373 22 408-300 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +373 22 237-345/408-445.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).