Thousands Stage Pro-Govt Rally in Southern Romania

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | February 25, 2017, Saturday // 16:04
Bulgaria: Thousands Stage Pro-Govt Rally in Southern Romania File photo, BGNES

Thousands have gathered in Targoviste in southern Bulgaria to demonstrate support for the government which earlier in February faced weeks of protests after passing a controversial decree.

Singing patriotic songs, many waved flags and placards stating their belief in Romania.

The Saturday morning event was organized by the PSD's local branch, according to state-run AGERPRES agency.

 

The Social Democrats (PSD) saw earlier in February the biggest protests since the beginning of democracy after passing an emergency ordinance that decriminalized abuse-of-office cases worth less than EUR 44 000.

The decree was later repealed.

However, Bulgaria's public broadcaster BNR cites a February 14 poll reported by Romanian media which shows support for the PSD has plummeted from 46% to 31%, several months after the party won the election.

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