Bulgarian Nationalist MPs Storm TV Channel, Intimidate Guests

Domestic | January 8, 2014, Wednesday // 19:33|  views

Ataka MPs have cornered the program's guests and threatened them. Photo by Nova TV

MPs from the nationalist Ataka party invaded the private TV station Nova during an evening discussion bloc on Wednesday and threatened guests of the show.

Five Parliament deputies from Ataka, not including their leader Volen Siderov, stormed the building of Nova TV, while the "Hour of Milen Tsvetkov" program was airing.

They were angered by the fact that 2 of the program's guests, who also organized Wednesday's protest against Volen Siderov, were wearing comic masks depicting the nationalist's face. Some of the intruders verbally threatened the organizers of the protest.

The incident comes on the back of a scandal involving Volen Siderov, who verbally assaulted a French cultural attach? during a Sofia-Varna flight and later attacked a passenger and a police officer in a Varna airport shuttle bus on Monday.

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov called for the MP's immunity to be stripped, in order for him to be tried.

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Tags: Ataka, Volen Siderov, Sotir Tsatsarov, Varna, Nova, Milen Tsvetkov


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