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Bulgaria: Series of antigovernment protests Nov. 18-19 /update 1

Antigovernment protests set to take place in Sofia and other cities November 18-19; associated disruptions expected

16 Nov 01:54 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 11/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/19/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Sofia). COUNTRY/REGION Bulgaria
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Event

Antigovernment protests are set to take place in the capital Sofia on Sunday, November 18, and Monday, November 19. Participants will reportedly gather at Prince Alexander I Square from 15:00 (local time) on November 18, and at the National Assembly from 18:30 on November 19. Transportation disruptions are expected as participants plan to erect roadblocks in the vicinity of the protests.

Protests will be held in other cities on November 19, including Plovdiv and Varna.

Context

Protests are being held in Bulgaria to denounce worsening socioeconomic conditions, including a rise in fuel prices. On November 11, protesters blocked roads and majors highways throughout the country.

Advice

Individuals in the country are advised to monitor developments and road conditions and avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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