Bulgarian Nationalists 'Block' Border with Turkey over Refugee Wave
True to their pledge, Bulgarian activists and followers of the nationalist VMRO party "blocked" Sunday one of the country's border checkpoints with Turkey as a sign of protest against the increasing Syrian refugee influx.
The nationalists have "blockaded" the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint with Turkey.
The Deputy Chairman of VMRO Angel Dzambazki is quoted as saying Turkey was deliberately transferring illegal immigrants to Bulgaria. He has stressed that 90 illegal immigrants cross the border daily, while security is provided by only 45 border police officers.
According to VMRO, people crossing the border are not Syrian asylum seekers, but criminals that would cause a new crime wave.
"Maritsa" highway is now blocked and a line of tractor trailers has begun to form. When asked how long this will last, the nationalists have replied: "Until the police arrive."
On Friday, Dzambazki stated that Syrian refugees deserved to be helped, but not people who come from Africa, labeling the latter "individuals with low social and hygiene culture that would organize criminal groups."
"Bulgaria must put on the table before the EU the issue of responsibility. Those who want war must be ready to pay for it" said he.
VMRO demand closing the border with Turkey and stepping up control on everyone crossing it legally or illegally in order to provide safety and peace for Bulgarians.
The nationalists pledge to continue with their special actions until their demands are met.
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That was really "European" of you hojo, we should kick you out of the EU instead of Seedy.
You obviously don't understand that not all of us are fond of your neoliberal-marxist ideals.
Your "tolerance" towards what would be normally considered wrong in europe is a crime by itself. Equality and opportunity for all? On what scale are we exactly speaking here? Do you understand that we aren't a federation? That there are things like "Sovereignty"?
If you understood the concept of democracy (that you so love to speak about), you'd understand that it's their country and their say, not yours.
I second Seedy. Your whole marxist, self-imposed guilt that only western europeans with history of imperialism possess is sickening. Bulgaria is a rather poor country, struggling to meet the european standarts. If they were to let all the refugees come into their country, they'd be even poorer. But somehow you are okay with that and the foreigners are somehow entitled to get our money and rights.
And just what is "European"? Please feel free to enlighten the dim and primitive people who live here.
If you want to be over-run by illegal immigrants, welfare scroungers, thieves and jihadis masquerading as refugees then please invite them to whichever country is unfortunate to have you pretending to speak for the majority of its citizens - more to the point, don't hesitate to invite them to share your home and your bank balance. When the majority of the people of this country have reached a decent standard of living, without politically-correct "Europeans" lecturing them on how they should think and behave, then maybe you might stand a chance of having your fatuous ideas listened to - until then just step up to the plate and show us how it should be done instead of opening your mouth to let rubbish dribble out.
Looks like Seedy increasingly represents the majority view of Bulgarians. Now I understand why nobody likes Bulgarians - and that includes all its neighbours plus all of Western Europe.
I wish there was a mechanism by which we could kick you out of the EU. Your values system and behaviour are just not European in any sense of the word.