Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Bulgaria: Around 60 Bulgaria nationals protest in front of UN office in NY

Source: FOCUS Information Agency

New York. Around 60 Bulgarians are staging a protest in front of the UN headquarters in New York. Venera Varbanova, one of the organisers of the protest, announced the news for FOCUS News Agency.
In Varbanova’s words, the purpose of the protest was to attract the attention of the international officials and citizens of New York to what was happening in Bulgaria.

She added that some of the people passing near the protesters were asking questions about the event and were taking photos.

Venera Varbanova commented further that the protesters plan to continue the demonstrations until the Bulgarian government handed in its registration. She added that at the moment the protesters were discussing their next anti-government gathering.

Varbanova remarked that there was an idea to unite all Bulgarians living in the U.S., who are discontent with the situation in Bulgaria, and organise a big joint protest.

Protests in Bulgaria started eighteen days ago. What incited the mass discontent was the appointment of Delyan Peevski for Chairperson of the Bulgarian State Agency for National Security (SANS). Peevski eventually withdrew his candidacy for chief of the special service but the protests did not stop but simply changed their character, turning into demonstrations against the government of Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski and the inadequate, according to citizens, decisions and measures of his cabinet.