Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Moldovan students use Twitter to organize demonstration

The UK Telegraph reports that students used Twitter to organize a protest and stormed parliament and presidential buildings in the ex-Soviet state of Moldova. The students were reacting to allegedly fraudulent election procedures two days after a parliamentary election handed victory to the ruling Communists of President Vladimir Voronin. Up to 10,000 demonstrators carrying Moldovan and European flags and shouting anti-Communist slogans gathered outside the government building and made their way down Chisinau's main boulevard to the president's office.
"The election was controlled by the Communists, they bought everyone off," said one student. "We will have no future under the Communists because they just think of themselves."

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