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06 Nov 2020 | 02:31 PM UTC

Bulgaria: Demonstrators to gather in Sofia on November 9

Demonstrators set to gather in Sofia on November 9; disruption likely

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BGR

Event

Demonstrators are set to gather in Sofia on Monday, November 9. The demonstration is being held to protest the government's alleged mishandling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. The protest is scheduled to take place in front of the Council of Ministers in Sofia, where participants will gather at approximately 12:00 (local time). The demonstration has been organized by the opposition group, The Poison Trio, known for leading anti-government protests against the current administration.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the gathering in the near term.

Advice

Those in Sofia are advised to monitor developments regarding the protests, avoid all protests and political gatherings due to the risk of disruptions and unrest, and heed any directives issued by local authorities.

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