Classes Cancelled as Occupation of Sofia University Continues
The occupation of Bulgaria's largest and most prestigious school, Sofia University "St Kliment Ohridski" is in place Monday and all classes are cancelled.
The management of the University will convene a special meeting of the Academic Council at 2:00 pm to discuss the situation.
The Council announced earlier that classes will be cancelled in order to avoid administrative chaos.
The "Occupiers" sought help through their Facebook page after a group of young skinheads, led by the Socialist party lawmaker, Boris Tsvetkov, tried to invade the school's main building in downtown Sofia.
The Academic Council issued an appeal for understanding and patience to all students, faculty and staff, regardless of whether they support the protest or not.
Students occupied the largest lecture hall, 272, at the Law Faculty of Sofia University last Wednesday and were joined Thursday by students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, and the Journalism Faculty.
Other colleges in Sofia are expected to join the prostest.
The Hall 272 occupation was symbolic, as it was staged at a time when Constitutional Court chair, Dimitar Tokushev, who also teaches at the university, was about to give a regular lecture.
Students demanded explanation from Tokushev regarding the Court's decision to confirm the status of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski as MP.
June 14 Peevski was elected and swore in as chair of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security, a highly controversial move that sent off thousands in the streets, in protests which have continued since.
As a result of the public pressure, Peevski resigned on the next day, leaving his status as MP unclear.
October 8 the Constitutional Court formally decided that Peevski has retained his status as MP and can return to Bulgaria's Parliament.
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