Thousands of protesters have returned to protests in the streets of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Boiko Borisov’s government, despite the executive’s reshuffle this week.
For the seventeenth day in a row, thousands of supporters of the socialist opposition who traveled by bus from different parts of the country gathered in Sofia on Saturday to demand the resignation of the Bulgarian executive.
Protesters blocked streets and threw tomatoes and paper rolls into government headquarters and “resign!” Socialist leader Kornelia Ninova spoke to the demonstrators of the government’s resignation and call for early elections.
“We are now together not only to overthrow them, but also to rebuild Bulgaria together, which is the most important thing,” proclaimed the socialist leader. The demonstrators are calling for the resignation of the entire executive and accusing the government coalition that has been in power since 2017 of corruption and links with the oligarchs. In addition to the protest in Sofia, there have been protests in other cities such as the city of Varna on the shores of the Black Sea.