: AP: 7,000 stage anti-government protest in Moldova capital

16:38 Apr. 24, 2016

AP: 7,000 stage anti-government protest in Moldova capital

Opponent Moldovans shout slogans and hold up flags during an anti-government protest, demanding resignation of the government and early elections, in front of the government building on January 24, 2016 in Chisinau, Moldova. (Getty Images)

Demonstrators demand government resignation and early elections

Some 7,000 people have staged a protest in the Moldovan capital, demanding the resignation of the government and early elections.

Moldova has been rocked by protests since September 2015, when demonstrators began demanding a proper investigation into more than USD1 billion that went missing from three banks prior to parliamentary elections in November 2014.

The protesters who marched through the city Sunday claim the current government is under the influence of politically connected business people who dictate policy.

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