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Thousands of Supporters of Moldova-Romania Reunion Rally in Chisinau

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About 2,000 activists gathered in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on Sunday to show support of Moldova’s reunification with Romania.

The activists carried flags of Romania and the European Union, sang the Romanian anthem and held signs promoting the unification.

The rally was organized by several groups headed by the Actiunea 2012 (Action 2012). Between 10,000 and 25,000 people were expected to take part in the rally, according to the Actiunea 2012 Saturday press release.

On July 11, the activists plan to hold a unity march in the Romanian city of Iasi and then move to Bucharest.

In May, up to 3,000 people took part in the unionist rally in Chisinau, according to Moldovan police data.

The Actiunea 2012 is a non-governmental organization established in 2011 as one of the major promoters of the unionist ideas, which received a new impulse after the collapse of the USSR and Moldova’s declaration of independence in 1991.

A number of Romanian and Moldovan politicians consider currently Moldova’s strip of land between the Dniester and Prut rivers, historically referred to as Bessarabia, a part of Romanian territory.


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