Nationalists to Rally Against US WW II Pilots Monument in Sofia

Society | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 09:21
Bulgaria: Nationalists to Rally Against US WW II Pilots Monument in Sofia Ataka leader Volen Siderov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian far-right populist parties Ataka and VMRO are to stage a rally in front of the US embassy in Sofia on Thursday, the day that marks the anniversary of the 1944 bombing of the capital.

Ataka leader Volen Siderov has reiterated his call for the dismantling of the monument of American pilots in Sofia.

Siderov has claimed that the monument depicts "war criminals", the Bulgarian National Radio has informed.

The nationalists have once again demanded an apology from the Americans and material compensations for the families of those who were injured and perished in the bombing.

It was recently announced that Ataka has filed with the Sofia City Hall a request to mount a memorial plaque for the 4 200 Bulgarian victims of the 1944 bombing.

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