The ruling Social Democrat Party central leader visited Iasi, eastern Romania, on Saturday, within their electoral tour in Moldavia, after previously having been in Suceava and Botosani.
Hundreds of protesters welcomed the PSD delegation and PM Viorica Dancila with booing in front of the Luceafarul Theatre in Iasi, waving banners with anti-PSD and anti-government messages. They chanted “Thieves, thieves”, “PSD, the red plague”, “Rat”, “Iasi doesn’t want you”, “We are sick of lies, Moldavia is rising”, “PSD, nothing” (hinting to Liviu Dragnea’s incident in Suceava, Dragnea called “nothing“ a man from the crowd who dared answer to him).
The organisers tried to cover the booing with the beats of the marching ban hired to welcome the PSD leadership.
In retort to the booing, PSD chairman Liviu Dragnea sent a message to the protesters in Iasi, telling they “are the red plague” for they support PG Augustin Lazar “who had been the support of the torturers and who had endorsed the real and the biggest communists”, adding that the rest is “manipulation and lies.”
“As usually, PSD minds its own business. If the Iasi PSD organisation had been determined and had wanted to come with 10,000 people, they would have come with 10,000 people and we would have talked about what these 10,000 people do and about what the other 200 people say,” Dragnea stated.