Young Bulgarians Living Abroad Hold Anti-Govt 'Protest Before Leaving'
Hundreds of young Bulgarians living and studying abroad, who came home for the holidays, gathered to rally against the Socialist-led government Friday evening in capital city Sofia.
The event dubbed "Second protest before leaving”, was organized in Facebook and began at 6.00 p.m. in front of the Bulgarian National Bank in downtown Sofia.
"Before we jump back on the plane, train or bus and are scattered all over the world ... we, the Bulgarians living, studying and / or working abroad, can express physically our solidarity with the fellow protesters as well as our commitment to the future of Bulgaria," read their appeal published on the event’s Facebook page.
"The government's resignation is important for Bulgaria's future, but certainly is not the only step to be taken. Come with your message, and with the flag of the country you come from, alongside the Bulgarian flag,"
This is the first protest for 2014 of a string of rallies seeking the resignation of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski which started on June 14, 2013 in response to the scandalous appointment of media mogul Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS).