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Thousands protest against government, Premier Borissov does not plan to step down

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Thousands of people protested for e third consecutive day in front of the Council of Ministers building in Sofia demanding the resignation of Bulgaria’s Premier and this country’s Prosecutor General. Demonstrations are to continue on Sunday as well. Last night the seven-hour peaceful protest ended on midnight without serious accidents and clashes with Police. At one point the Police officers laid down their shields and were applauded by the crowd. “The atrocities in Bulgaria must stop; thefts in this country continue; I want to stay in Bulgaria, not to emigrate”, the remonstrants said. Meanwhile, Bulgaria’s Premier Boyko Borissov made a video address from his home and announced that he would not hand in his resignation. “Nothing is keeping us in office except for responsibility”, Premier Borissov said and forecasted that “the forthcoming months will be extremely difficult”.

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