The annual Lukov March, staged by the far-right Bulgarian National Union, will be held in Sofia on Saturday, February 22. An estimated 2000 participants are expected to gather at the National Palace of Culture around 17:30 (local time) before proceeding to Ulitsa Trakai 1. A counterdemonstration organized by ANTIFA Bulgaria will be held earlier in the day; participants will gather at Tsentralna Banya Park at approximately 13:00 and march toward the Sofia Municipality building.
A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the demonstrations.
Individuals in Sofia are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.