Clashes between Protestors, Police Erupt in Sofia
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 Delyan Peevski to return to Parliament.
There were reports of injured and arrested, but no further details were immediately available.
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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