Bulgaria: Protests enter day 21 as pickets paralyze cities

Bulgaria: Protests enter day 21 as pickets paralyze cities

People have the right to protest, but blocking an entire city is unacceptable, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva told bTV, on the occasion of a series of demonstrations in the capital, with protesters blocking traffic in some of the city’s boulevards and intersections.

“We are a democratic state and everyone has the right to protest”, she said but stressed: “We do not accept these pickets and attempts at political arrests”.

Protesters kicked off their 21st day on the streets of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, as well as in more than 10 cities across the country, blocking central roads which paralyzed the cities. The demands remain unchanged for the resignation of the Government, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov personally, and the resignation of Attorney General Ivan Geshev, alongside the holding of fair elections. /ibna