Handful of People Try to Revive Occupy Movement in Bulgaria

Society | May 12, 2012, Saturday // 21:07|  views

Occupy protesters spread a sign reading "End Lies and Exploitation! Time for Direct Democracy" next to the House of Parliament in Sofia. Photo by BGNES

A couple of dozen Bulgarian citizens assembled Saturday in the park next to the Bulgarian Parliament in Sofia to demand radical change and a transition to direct democracy.

Gathered under the slogan "End Lies and Exploitation! Time for Direct Democracy," protesters said they were inspired by the global revival of Occupy and Indignants movements with the spring.

The pro-democratic drift of the rally laid an emphasis on the abolition of representative rule and a return to a direct democracy.

According to protesters, this is the means to overcome what they see as endemic inequality and ineffectiveness of governmental rule in the Western world.

Participants also symbolically took party in Saturday "Let's clean Bulgaria for one day" campaign, by cleaning out black and white photographs of popular current and recent Bulgarian politicians they brought to the park.

"People all over the world are fed up with their government leaders, in totalitarian and liberal countries alike. Everyone has had enough of crisis, injustice and inequality," reads a Facebook statement for the event.

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Tags: crisis, inequality, totalitarian, liberal, democracy, Bulgarian Parliament, Indignants, Occupy


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