Protests in Sofia: thousands of anti-government demonstrate in Bulgaria

The demonstrations in Bulgaria against the conservative government of Prime Minister Boiko Borisov to take, in the meantime, for three weeks. On Wednesday eveni

Protests in Sofia: thousands of anti-government demonstrate in Bulgaria

The demonstrations in Bulgaria against the conservative government of Prime Minister Boiko Borisov to take, in the meantime, for three weeks. On Wednesday evening, thousands of people in the capital, Sofia, gathered again to demand the resignation of the heads of government. More than 5000 protesters rallied in front of the seat of government. In addition, hundreds of people marched on a major road in the city center and blocked the traffic.

The protesters accuse the government of being corrupt. "Let's get this Mafia-state of smash" and "withdrawal, and transparent elections" was read on Transparent to. In other country, protests were held against the government, although to a lesser extent than in the capital.

raids at the official residence of the President

Triggered the protests three weeks ago, had been through raids on the headquarters of President Rumen Radew. An Anti-corruption officer and a security adviser to the President were taken on a provisional basis for interviews with festival. Their offices were in the context of two different calculation procedures because of corruption and betrayal of state secrets, searched.

The of the socialists supported the head of state, is a fierce critic of Borissows government, of the accuses he had "Connections to oligarchs". Radew makes the Prime Minister for the actions of the public Prosecutor's office against its employees.

Borisov is for ten years almost continuously in Power. 2013 and 2016, he resigned, but returned a few months later, back to the government. Bulgaria is the EU country in which corruption is most widespread.

Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 07:20

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