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Fourth night of anti-government protests in Bulgaria

Jul 13, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SOFIA: Thousands of Bulgarians gathered for a fourth day on Sunday in Sofia and other cities to protest against corruption and demand the resignation of the conservative government.

Over 3,000 protesters shouted "Mafia" and "Resign" outside the government headquarters in Sofia and marched to parliament.

The protests in the capital were sparked by an unprecedented raid by heavily armed police and prosecutors on the presidential headquarters on Thursday.

The Socialist opposition in parliament also said Sunday that they would table a no confidence motion against the cabinet for "Corruption" next Wednesday, appealing to protesters to back them.

Friday's rallies turned violent with 18 protesters arrested, including two men who were hospitalised after being beaten, prompting an even bigger turnout on Saturday when Radev joined protesters in their demand for the resignation of the cabinet and the chief prosecutor.