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Two protests block traffic downtown Sofia

| updated on 11/25/20 3:31 PM
Photo: Anni Petrova/BNR

Two protests merged in front of the Council of Ministers and completely blocked traffic downtown Sofia. Dissatisfied citizens declared disobedience to the new anti-epidemic measures and tried to break the security line in front of the government building. Mothers from "The System Kills Us" movement threw a black smoke bomb at the entrance of the institution.

Protesters flew the Bulgarian national flag at half-mast in front of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy and removed the EU flag placed at the entrance of the ministry’s building. They hurled eggs and apples at the building. According to the dissatisfied, the restrictions announced today doom thousands of Bulgarians to starvation, our reporter Dobromir Videv informs.

Protesting carriers parked buses and taxis on the square. They call on parliament to change the Criminal Code and criminalize illegal transportation services. Taxi drivers are also dissatisfied with changes in the Registration Ordinance and have threatened to stop paying license fees.

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