Moldova: 3,000 protest, call for early elections

Some 3,000 people have massed in the Moldovan capital for the third day running calling for early elections and demanding an end to widespread corruption.

The demonstrators marched toward the national television station, Moldova 1, Friday accusing it of pro-government-bias. Leaders from two pro-Russian parties led the march and were joined by members of civic group Dignity and Truth, which wants more transparency and public accountability.

Protesters stormed the Parliament Wednesday after lawmakers approved a new pro-European government led by Pavel Filip, the former technology minister.

Protesters are angry about falling living standards in the impoverished country. They have called for a full inquiry into the up to $1.5 billion that disappeared from three banks prior to 2014 parliamentary elections.