Pro-Govt Protesters Rally at US Embassy in Sofia

Diplomacy | July 26, 2013, Friday // 12:02|  views

The poster reads: “Keep out of our Home Affairs.” Photo by BGNES

Participants in the protest rally in support of the Bulgarian cabinet Oresharski have gathered Friday in front of the US Embassy in Sofia.

Their traditional location is the park of the National Palace of Culture, NDK, but in recent days they went to the French and German Embassies on the other side of downtown Sofia to show their outrage by the joint statement of Ambassadors of France and Germany insisting the voice of the people to be heard and Bulgaria to part with the oligarchic model of ruling the country, and by French Ambassador Philippe Autie's visit of the anti-government rally on Eagles' Bridge.

Standard News writes Friday that the supporters of the government have chosen the American Embassy over the notorious extradition case of Bulgarian mother Gergana Chervenkova, requested by US prosecutors.

They say the decision to withdraw the request came too late because Gergana already suffered too much.

On Monday, Autier invited 4 protesters for a talk, while on Thursday, when the rally moved to the German Embassy, 3 of them have been accepted inside to submit a declaration.

On Friday, US Ambassador Marcie Ries has also met with the protesters. She has voiced satisfaction of Bulgaria's civil society growing stronger and stronger.

The pro-government people are continuing to collect signatures for 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.

On Monday they plan to start a new one – against Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov.

Meanwhile, other Bulgarians are staging for 43 days now anti-government rallies against the Socialist-endorsed Cabinet of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski.

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