Sympathizers and members of the Party of Action and Solidary (PAS) came together near the monument to ruler Stephan the Great and Holy ahead of the Independence Day, on August 26. PAS leader Maia Sandu said the protest was mounted to remind of the courage and resistance of the people who protested in the same place on August 26, 2018 and to underline how important the struggle for freedom is and how necessary it continues to be, IPN reports.
The politician noted the demonstration was also staged with the aim of celebrated the courage of the citizens who two years ago came to the Great National Assembly Square from all over the country and the diaspora to protest against the regime of Vlad Plahotniuc. “We are here to celebrate all the people who struggled for freedom, democracy and national renaissance starting with 1989 and to encourage the people not to lose hope in a free society, in a country of wellbeing. The good people of the country should be optimistic and combine forces so that we go on towards victory,” was the message conveyed by Maia Sandu.
Throughout the event, the young people sang patriotic songs.
On August 26, 2018, the Great National Assembly Square was full of people who expressed their opposition to injustice and stealing. The protesters chanted “Down with the government!” and “Down with dictatorship!”. Besides representatives of civil society, the protest involved members of the diaspora. Some of the protesters stayed there during night, but in the morning were driven away.