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Bulgaria in nationwide demonstrations against political system.

European Security News.- The Feb. 24 protest in Sofia. Photo Credit to Ruslan Trad.

European Security News.- The Feb. 24 protest in Sofia. Photo Credit to Ruslan Trad.

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Bulgaria to protest against corruption and the country’s rising cost of living.

The demonstrations on Sunday come a week after nationwide demonstrations forced the conservative government to resign.

More than 10,000 protesters marched in downtown Sofia under the slogan “End to illusions, civil action every day!”

They shouted “Mafia!” and “All parties out!” near parliament and the presidency, waving white-green-and-red Bulgarian flags.

Rosen Pleveliev, the president of Bulgaria, appeared briefly before the crowd but was greeted with boos and jeers.