Communists protest the recent incident from the Romanian border
Chisinau/ Moldova.ORG/ -- Over 60 activists of the young wing of the Communist Party demonstrated today in front of the Romanian Embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the NATO Office from Chisinau, as a solidarity movement towards Valentin Roman, a 23-year-old man who was injured at Chiurgiulesti-Galati checkpoint.
They rallied against the Romanian police officers who shot the man from Valeni town, Cahul District, which was trying to enter Romania with 300 packets of smuggled goods (cigarettes).
“We are outraged because the officers shot the citizen of Moldova and neither the authorities from Bucharest, nor the ones from Chisinau have officially excused themselves. Unfortunately I don’t know what the name of the guy shot is. I know that he wanted to cross the frontier, there was a conflict and he preferred to go back. It isn’t important whether he crossed the border with cigarettes or not, because nobody has issued the right to shoot the citizens of Moldova,” told Denis Iachimovschi to Adevarul daily newspaper. Mr. Iachimovschi is one of the organizers of the event today.
According to a press release, the Communist Party also “strongly condemns” the incident from Giurgiulesi-Galati checkpoint.
“Such a crime is a sever violation of the bilateral and international agreements between states. Through the actions which followed, Romania has blamed the suffering Moldovan citizen and not the Romanian police officer. Nonetheless, the Moldovan authorities have a traitor position, becoming advocators of the one who opened the fire and not to the Moldovan citizen,” the Communists say.