Bulgaria's President and November 10

Quotes | November 11, 2014, Tuesday // 19:18|  views

President Plevneliev attending an event called "25 Years Free Bulgaria" on November 11, 2014. Photo by BGNES

"You ask me where I was on November 10? I will tell you a secret: I was on the square and I was at the rally. As students [Iliyan Popov, a friend of the President] and I drew posters on two wallpapers. One had the inscription, "Justice for the Culprits", and on the other one we wrote, "The palaces of [the Bulgarian Communist Party] Should Become Hospitals and Schools." With these two posters we went to the rally. What impressed me quite a lot was that when we went there we tried to give one of the posters to other people, but nobody took it. Nobody dared to take the second poster. This is my November 10."

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev giving his account on how he spent November 10, the day that marked the beginning of democratic transition in Bulgaria.

Readers should note there was no rally on November 10. The first one was on November 18, a day after a Criminal Code article banning any critical positions about the Communist regime, was removed from Bulgaria's legislation.

Tags: Rosen Plevneliev, transition, rally


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