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Protesters take to the streets after Moldovan authorities threaten creative groups with eviction

Moldovan artists and activists have taken to the streets amid attempts by the country’s Ministry of Culture to evict creative groups from their historic home.

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Independent cultural and civic groups protested against the decision to remove them from The House of Zemstva, a historical building in Chisinau which has hosted much of the city’s alternative art scene for the past eight years.

The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, who manage the building, sent a ten day eviction notice to Art Labyrinth and Bastion — two of the 20 organisations to call the building home — on 23 January. No reason was given for the decision.

The notice was eventually cancelled following demonstrations on Saturday, but authorities say they will still need to carry out a “technical inspection” into the state of the building.

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