100 Attend Ataka Protest outside US Embassy in Sofia

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100 Attend Ataka Protest outside US Embassy: 100 Attend Ataka Protest outside US Embassy in Sofia Bulgarian nationalists staged a protest rally outside the American Embassy in Sofia. Photo by BGNES

Protesters from the ultranationalist Bulgarian party Ataka insisted upon the demolition of the monument of the American pilots who died in Sofia on January 10, 1944.

The choice of date and location is dictated by the 70-year-anniversary of the bombings in Sofia, which Ataka MP, Magdalena Tasheva, called "the apex of Anglo-American barbarity."

At the beginning of the week, Ataka leader, Volen Siderov, named the protest a key event for the party. However, Siderov was not among the activists who gathered to protest across the building of the US Embassy.

Siderov's absence did not trouble the protesters, who had come prepared with national flags and posters, saying, "Bulgaria is not a US colony," and "Yankee, go home."

"The events began with the bombings in 1944, but now things are not that much different," said Ataka Deputy Chairman, Pavel Shopov. He said that the people such as those inside the building of the US Embassy continue to kill innocent women and children.

"We tell the truth, and they try to crush and trample us, but they won't succeed," said Shopov.

Following the speeches of several Ataka members, the party anthem served as the cue for all protesters to set off toward the residential district "Ivan Vazov," and commemorate the Bulgarian victims of the same bombings with flowers on their memorial plaque.

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lalala - 13 Jan 2014 // 04:44:49

Volen Siderov :)) his first name Volen easily rimes with the Bulgarian word for a -sick man "bolen" so I call him Bolen Siderov and he really deserve his name

joppy - 13 Jan 2014 // 00:33:57


joppy - 13 Jan 2014 // 00:33:24

@Yane Of course he does when it's not British civilians, though he will probably be cry when terrorist from occupied middle Eastern countries kill British civilians on the streets of London.

Yane - 10 Jan 2014 // 23:28:32

countryhick1, so you think bombing civilians is ok?

Seedy - 10 Jan 2014 // 21:20:46

"We"? So you were one of these intrepid airmen, were you - or just a brainless gob-shite?

countryhick1 - 10 Jan 2014 // 21:04:06

Bulgaria declared war on the Allies. Bulgaria was bombed by the Allies. What did you expect ???? Perhaps we should have dropped money on you so you could buy rakia

Mat - 10 Jan 2014 // 20:03:21

Looks like some villages are missing their idiots

sa-sha - 10 Jan 2014 // 16:22:39

"Protesters from the ultranationalist Bulgarian party Ataka insisted upon the demolition of the monument of the American pilots who died in Sofia on January 10, 1944"----three remarks:
(1) what if to replace "who died in Sofia" by "who bombed Sofia", dear Novinite?
(2) question to Bulgarians: the Memorial plate on Your land to those who killed You in 1944, is it OK?
(3) question to the West: do You have the Memorials on Your land to those who killed You?
My personal Resume: Ataka is Your own business, Bulgaria, but in this particular case: I'm for Ataka. Dixi.

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