Demonstrations against the Moldovan government have been going on for more than a month, with demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Maia Sandu and snap elections.
Sputnik comes alive as protesters rally against the government in the Moldovan capital Kishinev. The call to protest was first made by Ilan Shor, the 35-year-old SHOR party leader, in a video message on his Facebook page.
Moldova is going through a severe economic and energy crisis due to rising energy prices and inflation. The authorities are trying to stock up on firewood, coal and fuel oil. In early August, the Moldovan energy regulator ANRE raised gas tariffs for consumers from 18.62 to 23 Moldovan lei per cubic meter (from $0.96 to $1.20 per 35.3 cubic feet).
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