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Fifth day of nationwide protests demanding resignation of the government and the prosecutor general

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For the 5th day running thousands of protesters gathered in the centre of Sofia demanding the resignation of the government and of prosecutor general Ivan Geshev. 

Other demands include convening a Grand National Assembly, constitutional changes and remote voting – electronic as well as vote-by-mail. There are calls for a general strike and civil disobedience. In front of the Interior Ministry building in Sofia, Yes, Bulgaria party supporters called for the resignation of Interior Minister Mladen Marinov over police brutality against protesters.

In front of the building of public broadcaster Bulgarian National TV, BNT, protesters demanded the resignation of BNT’s Director General Emil Koshlukov over police brutality coverage.

The protest blocked off the centre of Sofia. Protests are taking place in other towns across the country – Lovech, Plovdiv, Gabrovo and many others. 

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