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16 Sep 2018 | 11:24 PM UTC

Bulgaria: Anti-government protest in Sofia September 17

Civil society group calls for anti-government protest in Sofia September 17; further demonstrations possible in coming days

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Event

An anti-government protest is scheduled to take place in Sofia on Monday, September 17. Demonstrators will gather outside the National Assembly from 12:00 until 17:30 (local time). Protesters are expected to then march towards the Council of Ministers at 18:00. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around all protests. A similar demonstration was held in Sofia on Sunday, September 16, resulting in Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard being temporarily blocked for several hours. Further protests are possible in the coming days and weeks.

Context

The protest organizers are calling for the current government to resign and a change in the country's political system.

Advice

Individuals in Sofia area advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution and allow additional time to travel.

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