Antigovernment Protests Clog Streets of Bulgaria's Capital

Appointment of a minister from the country's Turkish minority set them off


SOFIA – About 3,000 people gathered in the streets of Sofia to protest against the Bulgarian government. Protesters marched through the city streets, with a demand of the immediate resignation of the cabinet. Parts of the city have been closed to traffic, reported VoR. …

Protests were sparked by the appointment of Delyan Peevski from the [pro-Turkish] party Movement for Rights and Freedoms as State Security chief. Even though shortly after the decision deputies voted to repeal the decision, protests continued throughout the country.