Sofia Courthouse Lion Painted as Clown

Society | July 12, 2013, Friday // 10:18
Sofia Courthouse Lion Painted as Clown: Sofia Courthouse Lion Painted as Clown Photo by OFFNews

One of the two lions in front of the main courthouse in the Bulgarian capital Sofia has been painted overnight as a clown.

During evening 28th of the anti-government protests, an unknown artist has painted the bronze lion sculpture in the national colors and with a red clown nose. The sign at the bottom reads "20 Years of Circus."

The protests against the Socialist-endorsed government of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, have been accompanied by rallies against corruption in the judiciary and the unfinished judicial reform.

In December 2012, the courthouse was attacked by a shower of tomatoes.

The building houses several Courts, including the Supreme Court of Cassations and the Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Cassations.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Society » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: courthouse, lion, judiciary, reform, protest, protests, rallies, corruption, Plamen Oresharski
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria