Bulgarian Protesters Beseige Socialist Leader, Stage Concert

Domestic | November 10, 2013, Sunday // 17:44|  views

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Part of the anti-cabinet rally in Bulgarian capital Sofia has stopped in front of a Nova TV studio where PES and Bulgarian Socialist Party Sergey Stanishev is to give an interview.

Protesters are requesting the resignation of Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski, whose cabinet is backed by the Socialists, together with junior partner, the liberal Movement for Rights and Freedoms.

At the same time, a protest concert has started after 5 pm in front of the St Alexander Nevsky cathedral in central Sofia.

The show includes many pop and rock performers who played at the 1989 and early 1990s rallies during Bulgaria's transition from communism.

Sunday Bulgarians are commemorating 24 years from the November 10, 1989 - the date when the Bulgarian Communist Party voted down longtime party and state leader Todor Zhivkov, which is seen as the end of the communist regime.

Many protesters have said they see a continuation of corrupt practices from the Communist Party to its contemporary heir, the Socialists.

They called into question the way the transition process merged politics and shady business structures, and called for more responsibility and morality among politicians.

Police sources have said they have information that cases of violence are possible as the evening progresses.

Meanwhile, a derby game between the teams of CSKA and Ludogorets has started at the National Army Stadium in Sofia.

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Tags: Ludogorets, CSKA, violence, Plamen Oresharski, protesters, November 10, Bulgarian Communist Party, Sergey Stanishev, PES, Bulgarian Socialist Party, corrupt, concert, communism, Todor Zhivkov


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