Over 1000 People Join Fresh Anti-Govt Rally in Sofia

Politics » DOMESTIC | October 30, 2013, Wednesday // 20:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Over 1000 People Join Fresh Anti-Govt Rally in Sofia As in the previous several days, the demonstrators gathered in front of Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”. Photo by Protestna Mrezha's Facebook page

Over 1000 people have taken to the streets in Sofia to protest against Bulgaria’s government, with Wednesday marking the 139th straight evening of rallies in the capital.

As in the previous several days, the demonstrators gathered in front of Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski” in order to express their support for the several hundred students who have occupied the university’s main building since last Wednesday.

The students announced that nationwide protests of university students and teachers and are to take place on November 1 – when the Day of National Revival Leaders is celebrated in Bulgaria.

Protesters later headed towards the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts. Students had briefly blocked an intersection in front of the academy earlier on Wednesday.

The mass demonstrations were prompted by the shocking appointment of shady media mogul Delyan Peevski as head of the country’s powerful State Agency for National Security back in June. The appointment was canceled, but protesters proceeded to demand the government’s resignation over its suspected ties with oligarchs.

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