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Centre of Sofia remains blocked for hours by protesters

Photo: BGNES

Thousands of citizens gathered last night in a street protest, demanding the resignations of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev.  Two protests took place in front of the building of the Council of Ministers downtown Sofia - one in support of the presidential institution which later grew into an anti-government rally, and another protest organized by GERB, in support of the government. 

During the anti-government demonstrations which lasted until midnight, tensions escalated between protesters and police officers guarding in the streets. Three police officers were injured and between 10 and 20 people were arrested. Probably there will be new arrests today, as officials from the Sofia Police Department told the BNR that they will inspect the cameras in the area to identify the faces of "the most active participants in the provocations against the Ministry of Interior".

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