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Bulgarian Anti-Govt Protesters to Stage 'Anniversary' Rally

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Anti-Govt Protesters to Stage 'Anniversary' Rally The logo of Bulgaria's Early-Rising Students

Bulgarian anti-government protesters are to stage a fresh rally at the Independence square in Sofia on Saturday.

The protest will coincide with the 24th anniversary of a historical pro-democracy rally that saw hundreds of thousands of Bulgarians march against the notorious Article 1 of the totalitarian constitution back in 1989.

Saturday’s rally is to be spearheaded by the “Early-Rising Students” – a non-partisan movement that was collectively bestowed with one of the Human of the Year awards of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (a human rights NGO) last week.

“Let us go to Independence square and celebrate our award together,” the Early-Rising Students said on Facebook ahead of the protest that is scheduled for 6 pm EET on Saturday.

Protesters against the Socialist-led cabinet first walked out, June 14, after the appointment of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski for head of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security. The rallies attracted dozens of thousands of anti-corruption protesters for a number of days.

Peevski's reinstatement as MP after his resignation from the Security Agency provoked a student occupation at Sofia University in October.

Rallies, though smaller in numbers, are still held every evening in downtown Sofia.

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Agent Piccadilly - 15 Dec 2013 // 15:09:46

Optimistics, Joppy.

Enough of this "peaceful protestors" rubbish - these violent fascists, drug addicts and drunks have been trying to destabalize our democratically elected regime for 6 months now! The government must impose a curfew with immediate effect and any demonstrators that do not support the regime must be arrested, beaten and interned for their own safety and re-educated in the revolutionary policies of our government. Anything else is just encouraging these decadent imperialists to stop the revolutionary political project that is underway.

Optimistic - 15 Dec 2013 // 15:02:21

joppy no where do I object to peace ful protests.

Peaceful protests are part of a democratic society.

For me when the protestors block Parliament and try to intimidate MPs then they are attacking democracy and the Republic of Bulgaria - that is why I call them facists or capitalist puppets.

I think the increasing violence of these protestors shows that they are dangerous people and they are worse than the issues they protest about.

I think if they start blocking traffic in Sofia drivers will beat the crap out of them and the protestors will need Police protection.

joppy - 15 Dec 2013 // 14:47:48

@Optimist Yes they do need to get organized and someone needs to take the stand with a new policy and a new plan. What I am against those is people saying there shouldn't be any protestors which is what appeared you were doing.

Optimistic - 15 Dec 2013 // 13:57:58

Joppy, if this government resigns then there will be new elections and the Government or a right wing coalition gets elected.

So no change.

Politics is a dirty business and if people want to change things they should join a political party and change the party from within or create a new party free from what you call mafia influence.

I guess the protestors are so lazy they will not do these things but these things are the democratic things to do.

joppy - 15 Dec 2013 // 13:44:50

There is no Capitalist or Communist here. It is people who want the Mafia gone and this "socialist" government is in the same Mafia as the previous "right-wing" government. Many parties, one Mafia behind all.

Optimistic - 14 Dec 2013 // 13:52:36

Student protestors on the 5th Nov 2013 you said you would produce a clear agenda.

You have produced no agenda yet.

Asking for the Government to resign is completely stupid because it or a GERB coalition would get elected.

So I can only presume that your agenda is for this Government to resign and a right wing GERB coalition to be elected.

Stupid Capitalist GERB PUPPETS.

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