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Moldovan parliament speaker warns Chisinau protesters will be brought to justice

January 21, 2016, 8:32 UTC+3 CHISINAU

On Wednesday the emergency hospital said that 15 people were injured in clashes with the police, nine of them police and six civilians

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CHISINAU, January 21. /TASS/. Demonstrators responsible for riots at Moldova’s parliament will be punished, Speaker Andrian Candu told reporters on Thursday.

"The parliament is assessing the damage," Candu said. "Investigators are watching video footages and have already identified some of the provocateurs. Tomorrow certain measures will be undertaken to bring those guilty to responsibility."

The lawmaker is confident that the protesters overcame the limits.

On Wednesday the emergency hospital said that 15 people were injured in clashes with the police, \of them are nine police and six civilians.

"Mostly, the patients suffer bruises, sustained in the stampede," a spokesman for the hospital told reporters.

Earlier on Wednesday, Moldova’s parliament approved a new government in record six and half minutes. The candidate for prime minister was not even provided with an opportunity to outline the would-be cabinet’s programme.

The opposition believes the new cabinet is illegitimate. Supporters of the left opposition parties - the Party of Socialists; the Our Party and the centre-right DA platform (Dignity and Truth) joined a protest rally outside parliament.

The parliamentary majority around Moldova’s Democratic Party has explained this hasty session by a necessity to take the country out of the political crisis. The opposition dubbed lawmakers’ actions as "usurpation of power," announced that Moldova was "the country seized by oligarchs" and demanded early elections.

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