Pro-Govt Protesters Rally at French Embassy in Sofia

Domestic | July 22, 2013, Monday // 12:07|  views

The NDK rally in support of the Bulgarian Cabinet Oresharski, photo by Sergey Antonov for OFFNews

Participants in the protest rally in support of the Bulgarian cabinet Oresharski have gathered for the 26th day in a row Monday, but at a different location.

Instead of the traditional park of the National Palace of Culture, NDK, they went to the French Embassy on the other side of downtown Sofia to show their outrage by statements of Ambassador of France to Bulgaria, Philippe Autie, insisting the voice of the people to be heard and Bulgaria to part with the oligarchic model of ruling the country, and his recent visit of the anti-government rally on Eagles' Bridge.

The said statement was issued jointly with German Ambassador Matthias Hoepfner and the Dutch Ambassador joined their opinion later.

The self-proclaimed leader of the pro-government rally, rapper Misho Shamara (AKA Big Sha) asked rhetorically where was Autie during the February protests against poverty and the regime of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and his previously-ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GEERB.

An Embassy representative came outside and invited 4 protesters for a talk with Autie.

The pro-government rally at NDK will not be held Monday. Only several people will collect signatures for the two petitions – in support of the government and for the impeachment of President, Rosen Plevneliev, as they believe he has violated the Constitution by backing the anti-government rallies. The number of signatures has reached 200 000 and 17 000 respectively.

Meanwhile, other Bulgarians are staging the 26th "coffee-drinking" anti-government rally against the Socialist-endorsed Cabinet of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, which is to merge with the evening one, held for the 39th time in a row.

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