Protest in Sofia against Peevski.

Protest in Sofia against Peevski.

 

A crowd of several thousand gathered in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia on June 15 at the second day’s protest against Delyan Peevski being elected by the Bulgarian Socialist Party and Movement for Rights and Freedoms as head of the State Agency for National Security – and although Peevski’s withdrawal from the post had been announced soon before, protesters went ahead, repeatedly chanting calls for the government to resign.

From the crowd outside the Cabinet office building, the calls were a mixture of specific rejection of the current Bulgarian Socialist Party-Movement for Rights and Freedoms government, while others were a rejection of the political establishment as a whole. “Mafia!” was a particularly enthusiastic chant.