The number of organisations which demand an effective ban of a major Nazi event scheduled for February 17 in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia is growing. The National Council of Religious Communities in Bulgaria (NCRC), which includes Christians, Muslim and Jewish congregations, said in a statement it was “deeply concerned” about the so-called “Lukov March”.
Lieutenant General Hristo Lukov, whom the organisers have been honouring with the march for 15 years, had anti-Semitic views and was “one of the key figures who contributed to the accession of Bulgaria to the Axis countries during the Second World War,” the NCRC said.
The aim of the Nazi’s torch procession was spreading “neo-Nazi and xenophobic ideas”, the NCRC statement reads. “It will only incite hatred”, the Council believes. “Such manifestations often end with acts of vandalism and violence. They are disgraceful to a peaceful and tolerant society, such as the Bulgarian one.”…/IBNA
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