Bulgarians Chant 'Resignation' on 20th Day of Protest

Society | July 3, 2013, Wednesday // 19:29
Bulgaria: Bulgarians Chant 'Resignation' on 20th Day of Protest Protesters carrying a sign reading 'Resignation' at the rally in front of government buildings in central Sofia Wednesday. Photo by OffNews.

Thousands of Bulgarians have yet again gathered Wednesday evening in front of the Council of Ministers in downtown Sofia to request the resignation of PM Plamen Oresharski.

This is the 20th consecutive day on which citizens have come out, largely in capital Sofia, to protest against a number of controversial appointments by Oresharski.

Protesters are calling for a change of electoral rules, cabinet resignation, and new snap elections, arguing that early elections on May 12 failed to produce an adequate parliament.

Wednesday was marked by a number of blockades of major central Sofia intersections by protesters, as well as the brief detention of journalist Nayo Titzin.

Titzin was impersonating controversial Bulgarian nationalist leader Volen Siderov, who has assumed a provokative anti-protest stance.

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