Resident of Bulgarian Village Telish Threatens To Set Himself On Fire

Society | November 7, 2013, Thursday // 12:26|  views

Residents of Bulgarian village of Telish stage a protest against the Bulgarian Government's plan to open a refugee shelter in the village. Photo archive file by

A man from Bulgarian village of Telish threatens to set himself ablaze in protest against a planned opening of a refugee shelter in the village.

One of the protesters against the opening of a refugee shelter in the north-western Bulgarian village of Telish has threatened to set himself on fire if a shelter opens in the village, informs BNT on Thursday.

People from Telish continue their protest against the Bulgarian government's plan to open a shelter of a closed type in an ex-military base in the village.

An opening of a refugee shelter in Telish would drive away all investors from the village, according to the local people, reports BNT.

Syrian refugees who will be accommodated in the shelter in Telish are people that have been left without a home and who have been through a lot, said in a phone call for BNT The Chair of State Agency for Refugees, Nikolay Chirpanliev in an attempt to ease the unrest of the local people over the proposed refugee camp.

Chirpanliev assured the protesting people that only people who are in need are housed in the agency’s camps and there are no criminals between them and invited the protesters to a meeting over a phone call to BNT, but they firmly rejected the invitation.

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Tags: Telish, protest, Bulgarian government, Shelter, closed type, refugee, Nikolay Chirpanliev, State Agency for Refugees, Syrian


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