A massive protest action called “The Great Popular Uprising – 5” began on Friday in the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia. This was reported on October 16 by a TASS correspondent from the scene.
He noted that several hundred people from different cities of the country take part in the action. The protesters are demanding the resignation of the government headed by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, the chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev and the holding of early parliamentary elections.
According to the journalist, the action takes place without incident. The police checks each protester for the presence of items prohibited at public events. Government and parliament buildings are cordoned off by law enforcement officials. The protest is expected to end around midnight.
In August, Borisov, in an address to citizens, announced plans to change the country’s constitution, since, in his opinion, the time had come to “reset the state.”
In response to this, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said that Borisov’s initiative to amend the constitution demonstrates his disregard for the country’s fundamental law, writes Gazeta.ru.
In July, protesters staged a performance parodying the Prime Minister and the Chief Prosecutor, and threw pig’s ears at the Council of Ministers building, shouting the slogan “Resign!”
Anti-government mass protests in Bulgaria have been going on for 100 days. Protesters are demanding judicial independence, financial incentives and effective tax mechanisms for small and medium businesses.