ANARCHY

Moldovans Ransack Parliament

Will this be the Red Revolution? Thousands of Moldovan protesters ransacked the country’s Parliament building in Chisinau and stormed the offices of President Vladimir Voronin on Tuesday over what they say are rigged elections. The estimated 10,000 protesters are outraged over legislative election results, which they say Voronin’s Communist Party faked. The elections are crucial in the tiny, poverty-stricken country, as lawmakers choose the president: Voronin has already served the legal maximum of two terms but Sunday’s results keep his party in power. The demonstrators broke through police barriers, pelted the Parliament’s windows with rocks and concrete, set furniture on fire, and threw computers out of windows, before riot police regained control of the building.