Bulgarian Police Ready to Use Force in Looming Protests - Interior Min
Bulgaria's police is fully prepared to apply adequate force whenever the security of Bulgarian citizens is under threat, stated Bulgarian Deputy-PM and Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev.
Yovchev was alluding to the possible imminent resuming of large-scale anti-government rallies in capital Sofia with the end of Parliament's recession Wednesday.
"The police have no order to use violence, but if they have to defend Bulgarian citizens, they will use force within the limits of the law," said Yovchev in an interview for TV7 Sunday.
The Minister of Interior confirmed that the investigation regarding the July 23 riots around Parliament is under way.
"We are looking at 39 persons who acted questionably. Some of them will be charged, in accordance with the law," said Yovchev.
He also added that the internal investigation regarding possible cases of police brutality in the protests is also making progress.
However, the Bulgarian Vice-PM was resolute that whether the cabinet falls or stays depends on Parliament, not on those in the streets.
"There can always be some people that are not happy with a government. But if we yield to the pressure of a handful of provocators, where will we go?" said Yovchev.
"In that case, we would be creating a dangerous precedent. This is not good democracy," added he.
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Optimistic, I think these rumours started from Peevski-related news media, so I don't think they are reliable. I've participated in several of the demonstrations, and I've never seen any sign of people being paid or of anyone being there for another reason than because they are genuinely angry at this government. The demonstrations are against GERB too. I think it is much more likely that BSP/MRF or Peevski pays some people to spread rumours on Internet forums like this one.
Optimistic "I have heard rumors that some of these anti government protestors are paid by GERB, anyone else heard these? Could this be true?"
I heard that these protestors are being paid by Stalinishev and his pals Siderov and Mestan, and that its all part of a game to reinforce public opinion in favor of the ruling three-way coalition. After all, no member of the Bulgarian public is going to support a campaign that is so obviously run by a group of "toothless alcoholics and drug addicts".
Optimistic, can you guess who paid for the bus loads of gypsies, pensioners and Turks shipped in to Sofia to support our glorious government on the day they overturned the presidential budget veto?
"However, the Bulgarian Vice-PM was resolute that whether the cabinet falls or stays depends on Parliament, not on those in the streets."...........................
The way that Parliament and the current government triparty alliance is formed cannot be fair and legitimate in any way as a true representation of the people as the numbers are stacked in favour of the COMMIE/TURK/BLACKSHIRTS and is a stitchup to run their own race in any way they choose and without opposition and is a certain bet that does not favour democracy.
"There can always be some people that are not happy with a government".................
"Some people" are half of the electorate that are not happy with the present government which was not what the majority voted for.
"But if we yield to the pressure of a handful of provocators, where will we go?" said Yovchev. "In that case, we would be creating a dangerous precedent. This is not good democracy," .......................
Mr. Yovchev seems to think that threatening the public and a "handful of provocateurs" with the Riot Police for voicing their opinion is the way to go democratically! And the "dangerous precedent" would be that he is favouring a regime style of government rather than an open and democratic one and where citizens do not have anything to fear in speaking up.