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Bulgaria Protest Photo Makes It to Online Magazine's Most Powerful

Society | January 24, 2014, Friday // 14:16| Views: 1237 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Protest Photo Makes It to Online Magazine's Most Powerful The remarkable shot showing the interaction between 15-year-old protester Desislava Nikolova and a riot policeman was taken by photographer Stefan Stefanov

Popular online magazine Bored Panda has included a Bulgarian photo in its list of “18 Powerful Moments of Peace during Protests.

The remarkable shot showing the interaction between 15-year-old protester Desislava Nikolova and a riot policeman was taken by photographer Stefan Stefanov at an anti-corruption rally in Sofia on November 12, 2013.

As the picture quickly became viral, the young girl explained it on Facebook.

“Among policemen, there were some well-intended ones. The one whose shoulders I'm holding had some blood on his nose, obviously he had scratched it somewhere. I saw him protecting people and trying to stop policemen from beating us. I started crying and told him to take care of himself. He replied, "Hold on. Everything is going to be fine". He had tears in his eyes...”


The ongoing anti-government protests in Bulgaria were triggered by the appointment of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security in June – and were fueled by a number of other controversial appointments and wider concerns about corruption.

Bored Panda’s 18 Powerful Moments of Peace During Protests can be seen HERE.

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