#AceWorldNews – CHISINAU – May 01 – Moldovans celebrated May Day with rallies in support of accession to the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.
The opposition communist and socialist parties took thousands of people to streets in Chisinau, the capital of the country, under this motto. “We are for integration with Russia and see the future of our country in the Customs Union, because the agreements imposed upon Chisinau by Brussels are disadvantageous,” former Deputy Prime Minister Igor Dodon said.
He believes that this question has been raised now because Moldova is at a crossroads and should make its choice that will be critical for its future. “We can’t sit in two chairs at once. Look at what is happening in neighbouring Ukraine.
If the authorities keep dividing the country into ‘us’ and ‘them’, and limit the use of the Russian language, we will face the same plight,” Dodon said and urged all left-wing parties to unite under these ideas.
#AceWorldNews- ANKARA – May 01. – In two Istanbul districts, police has used water cannons and tear gas to disperse a rally on Thursday.
Local police reported that several people were injured and there were people detained.
The unrest is linked to the celebration of May Day.
For security reasons, the authorities have banned labour unions from holding a several thousand strong rally on Taksim Square in Istanbul’s down-town.
Part of the workers agreed, but several confederations of labour unions stated that they were not going to obey.
#AceWorldNews- MOSCOW – April 29 – More than two million people will take part in May Day demonstrations of labour unions throughout Russia.
A festive march will be staged on Red Square in central Moscow for the first time since 1991.
Head of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions Mikhail Shmakov told a news conference at ITAR-TASS that Russia is reviving a tradition to celebrate May Day at the Kremlin walls.