Bulgaria's Disgruntled Police Stage 2-Day Protest RalliesSociety | September 23, 2012, Sunday // 11:13| views
Bulgarian police officers have staged a number of rallies in recent years to demand better work conditions. File photo by BGNES
Bulgaria's police officers are staging Sunday two-day mass protests demanding a pay raise and legal amendments.
The news was announced by the Interior Ministry Labor Union.
The start of the protest is scheduled for 4 pm Sunday in the park in front of the building of the Interior Ministry. The demonstrators will march to the building of the Finance Ministry and then come back to the park. The event will end at 9 pm.
On Monday, September 24, the rally starts at 8:30 am, at the same gathering point and will last until 10:30 am.
The protest is further supported by the Prison Wardens Labor Union, who will join the Sunday rally. The Professional Union of State Servants has also issued a statement of support, calling all of their members to be united in the effort to improve work conditions.
There is international support as well. The European Police Union, and the labor unions of the police in the Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Germany, among others, have all sent letters to Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, backing their Bulgarian colleagues.
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