CHISINAU (Sputnik) – Thousands gathered in front of the Moldovan parliament in the capital city of Chisinau on Thursday, calling for the country’s leadership to resign, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.
The protests are organized by two political parties, the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova and Our Party.
Since September, opposition Moldovan parties have been protesting the country's government, calling for early parliamentary elections and prompt action to tackle widespread corruption in the country.
The protests in Moldova were sparked by the disappearance of over $1 billion, the equivalent of about 15 percent of the country's gross domestic product, from three Moldovan banks last year. The incident negatively affected the country's banking system and led to a depreciation of the national currency, the leu.