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4/7/09

Protests in Moldova Explode, With Help of Twitter

Valery Obade, director of the Republican Hospital, said his staff had treated 76 people for injuries. Moldova’s national television channel also reported that a young woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of a fire set in the Parliament building, but it was impossible to independently confirm the report.

Mr. Voronin issued a statement saying the leaders of opposition parties were behind the rallies, which he called “an anticonstitutional coup.” In a television broadcast, he said the protests were “well designed, well thought out, coordinated, planned and paid for.”



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