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Thousands Protest Against Government In Moldova

Thousands of antigovernment protesters have gathered in Moldova's capital and other towns, demanding an end to widespread corruption and calling for better governance.

Thousands gathered in Chisinau and smaller protests took place in six other towns on November 29 amid a heavy police presence.

Thirteen suspected members of a paramilitary group were arrested this week for allegedly planning to attack the capital and a city in the north of the country with a majority Russian population.

Interim Prime Minister Gheorghe Brega called for increased vigilance on November 29, citing threats to the country's national security.

The Dignity and Truth civic movement in Moldova has held rallies since September, to protest against the nearly $1 billion that disappeared from three banks shortly before the November 2014 parliamentary elections.

Based on reporting by AP and Interfax