4 Sentenced after Bulgaria Mosque Attack
A total of four people have received minor sentences after football hooligans attacked a mosque in the city of Plovdiv on Friday.
Two of them will remain two more days in custody, while the other two will have to pay fines worth BGN 400 (EUR 203).
Another eight hooligans are expected to hear their sentences on Monday, Nova TV informs.
On Friday over 2,000 people, some of them football hooligans, assembled in Plovdiv in protest against the Bulgarian Chief Mufti's office's claim to ownership of an old mosque in nearby Karlovo, which for many decades has not served as temple.
The rally in Plovdiv turned violent, as hooligans started throwing stones and flaming rockets into the city's Cumaya (Dzhumaya) mosque.
Then they attempted to also attack the Turkish consulate, but were dispersed by riot police, who detained 120 of them.
The majority of those detained were quickly released.
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