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Incidents and three injured police officers during 76th night of anti-government protests

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Tensions between protesters and police marked the "Third Great People's Uprising" rally, with protesters calling for the resignation of the government and prosecutor general for the 76th consecutive day.

The protest began peacefully on the Day of Bulgarian Independence and some protesters headed to Eagles’ Bridge, where they stopped the traffic, while most of the citizens tried to go to the "St. Alexander Nevsky” cathedral and to the monument of the Unknown Warrior downtown Sofia. However, gendarmerie forces wearing helmets, batons and shields refused to let them pass, which led to incidents as stones, fireworks and bottles were thrown at police officers. Three of the police officers were injured and taken to hospital.

European Green Party MEP Daniel Freund spoke to the protesters. Wearing a "Stop Corruption" T-shirt, he called on Bulgarians to continue their fight against corruption and vowed to fight together with them.

Bulgarians protested in other countries in Europe, in the USA, in Australia, as well as in Singapore. Bulgarians from Mannheim, Germany, sent a video on the occasion of yesterday’s national holiday with the motto "Why I protest".

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