Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
28th January, 2016
On the 28th January, in the Bulgarian capital, about a thousand people took part in a spontaneous protest against lawlessness in the country. People gathered on the square of the National Assembly and literally filled the center of the capital.
National flags, portraits of Bulgarian national heroes as Vasil Levski, Hristo Botev, Ivan Vazov and posters with slogans “NATO get out of our country“, “Stop the US occupation,” could be seen today outside parliament.
Resentment exploded in the last few days due to attempts to rewrite history after Bulgaria remembered the terrible 500 years of Turkish rule. Specifically, it is suggested that slavery under the Turks is called “presence” or even “cooperation” with the Turks, as well as attempts to remove great Bulgarian authors from school textbooks .
People rebelled and came out in defense of its history. This attack on the history is considered by many as the dictatorship of the United States, who does not hesitate to openly interfere in the internal politics of the country and to impose their will.
However, there were provocations – our readers have informed us that a group appeared at the protest that tried to provoke riots – this information travelled quick and to the media, and there were arrests of demonstrators.
The main result of today’s action – the resignation of the Minister of Education.