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Tensions in Front of Parliament as Bulgarian Students Rally

Society | December 5, 2013, Thursday // 13:33| Views: 981 | Comments: 0
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Bulgarian students have come out Thrusday in the latest of a string of protests in front of Parliament, requesting the resignation of Bulgaria's PM Plamen Oresharski.

Tensions ran high several times, as some participants pulled at iron fences placed by the police around the house, and threw tomatoes and lit papers at the building.

The protesters number some mere 300, but there is strong police presence at the site.

At the moment, Bulgarian MPs are voting on the state budget for 2014.

Students, who are part of an occupation movement started at Sofia University end of October, have revived summer protests against the Oresharski cabinet, after a string of controversial appointments.

Thursday protesters came out in addition to protest against a draft new Law on the Ministry of Interior, which they say will significantly curtail citizens' rights and expand the powers of the police.

Two students were arrested Wednesday after participants in a rally in front of the Ministry of Interior broke windows after thowing objects, including again tomatoes.

Thursday students are joined by renewable energy producers, who are continuing their protest againsta a new 20% fee over renewable energy just passed by the Bulgarian Parliament.

Expect details.

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