6 Arrested as Bulgaria Anti-Govt Protest Turns Violent
Six people have been detained as violent clashes between protestors and police erupted in Sofia on Tuesday evening at an anti-government rally.
The protest in front of the headquarters of Bulgaria's cabinet was staged after earlier in the day Bulgaria's Constitutional Court officially decided to allow lawmaker and media tycoon Delyan Peevski to return to Parliament.
There were reports of injured too, but no further details were immediately available.
TV coverage showed stones being pelted and protesters thrown down by the police with their face to the ground.
The appointment of Peevski, a lawmaker and shady media tycoon, as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) on June 14 triggered mass protests in Bulgaria, ongoing for nearly four months now.
The cancelled appointment brought up the question of whether Peevski could return to his previous post of MP from liberal party Movement for Rights and Freedoms.
Center-right party GERB initiated a lawsuit, insisting that Peevski could not retain the capacity of MP because he had been sworn in as DANS Chair.
However, DPS argued that Peevski had not assumed office and had not had the opportunity to start fulfilling his duties and was therefore still considered an MP of the party.
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Things will only get worse in the very near future, as the current regime brazenly rolls back the clock to the days of darkness and bondage. Expect more clashes and violence, the momentum is just beginning. The MAGGOTS ruling BG still don't get it and never will.