Bulgaria Nationalist VMRO Party Protests against "Jehovah's Witnesses"

Society | July 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria Nationalist VMRO Party Protests against ???Jehovah??™s Witnesses???: Bulgaria Nationalist VMRO Party Protests against "Jehovah's Witnesses" Members of the youth organization affiliated with Bulgaria's nationalist political party VMRO staged Saturday a protest against the "Jehovah's Witnesses" religious sect Photo by Kameliya Atanasova (Sofia Photo Agency)

Members of the youth organization affiliated with Bulgaria's nationalist political party VMRO (Internal Macedonian Odrin Revolutionary Organization) staged Saturday a protest against the religious sect known as "Jehovah's Witnesses."

The nationalists had burst into Sofia's "Universiada" hall, where the sect is holding its three-day long annual congress. The young nationalists declared themselves against the actions of the sect and appealed to the State to make it illegal.

The mass protest demonstrations, previously announced by VMRO did not take place, however, due to a low turnout. Less than 10 VMRO members came to the rally while the "Jehovah's Witnesses" forum managed to gather several hundred people inside the "Universiada" hall.

According to the Leader of the VMRO's Youth Movement, Angel Dzhambazki, the "Jehovah's Witnesses" were illegal in many European countries.

"They use people's misery and faith, there are sick and miserable people and they promise them salvation, predict the end of the world and then make those people transfer their apartments and properties to some of the sect's leaders. This is almost a military-like organization for fraud and the sale of illusions," Dzhambazki stated.

Some of the nationalists had managed to sneak inside the hall and were briefly detained by the Police for taking pictures without a permit.

The "Jehovah's Witnesses" spokesperson has stated that the VMRO's accusations were lies, adding that the sect's members are known all over the world as peaceful people.

The "Jehovah's Witnesses" congress is continuing Sunday with a dramatic presentation of the Bible while VMRO promised to stage another rally against t the sect.
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