Bulgaria Enters Day 81 of Relentless Anti-Govt Protests
Monday marks the 81st straight day of anti-corruption protests demanding the resignation of Bulgaria’s Socialist-led coalition government.
Anti-government rallies in Sofia subsided in August, as the country’s lawmakers voted themselves a prolonged summer break amid tensions at the end of July.
But with Bulgarian MPs just two days away from returning to work, the protests are once again expected to attract a massive attendance.
Thousands have pledged on Facebook to attend a major rally on Wednesday when MPs come back from their summer break.
The series of relentless and mass rallies, at times reaching 20 000 and even 30-40 000 in Sofia, was triggered by the appointment of notorious media mogul and lawmaker Delyan Peevski as Head of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) back on June 14.
The protesters were not appeased by the subsequent cancellation of the decision and went on to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet over ties with oligarchs and a number of other controversial appointments.
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