The President of Moldova Condemned the Actions of the Police that Prevented People from Protesting against the LGBT March team | 23 May 2018

Chisinau. May 22. Igor Dodon, the President of Moldova, condemned the actions of the authorities and the police that ensured that this year’s march of sexual minorities would take place in the Republic’s capital.

“I strongly condemn the authorities and the police’s actions who have made this march possible. These are the values alien to us, and I do not accept them. I stand for traditional family values, the observance of Orthodox traditions”, stated Mr. Dodon at a press conference on Tuesday.

According to him, “the police’s behavior that took measures against those who wanted to prevent the march is unacceptable”.

If the government wanted to hold the march that much, they should have staged it in the Government Building. There was no need to block the roads in the whole city for the sake of several dozens of people”, stressed the Head of the Government.

As Mr. Dodon said, he himself does not oppose the development of relations with the West, but “they should not impose the values alien to us that strongly”.

In our country, 98% of the population are Orthodox Christians. Hence the society’s painful reaction to these marches and the imposition of these values. Our society rejects them, this should be taken into account”, emphasized the President.

The sexual minorities’ march took place in Chisinau on May 19.

This year the march’s participants went through the whole designated route for the first time. The orthodox activists’ attempts to disrupt the event were stopped by the police that provided the unprecedented security measures diverting the traffic away from the main streets of the Moldovan capital.

Translated by Julia Frolova

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