Bulgarian Anti-Govt Protesters Rally for Day 84
About 1 000 Bulgarians have taken once again to the streets of the capital Sofia Thursday evening to demand the resignation of the country's government.
The rally was held for a 84th day in a row in the record-long protest in the country.
The demonstrators against the Socialist-endorsed Cabinet of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, gathered once again on Independence square in front of the Council of Ministers building.
As usual the protesters held banners and national flags and shouted "mafia," "elections" and "resignation."
Independence square and "Dondukov" boulevard were blocked for traffic. There was riot police presence. The demonstrators marched on their usual route to the building of the Parliament. They stopped briefly in the vicinity of the National Academy for Visual Arts to sing the national anthem on the eve of September 6, Bulgaria's Unification day.
The rally dispersed around 9:30 pm. The Eagles' Bridge intersection was not blocked for traffic.
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 controversial appointments.
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