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21 Feb 2020 | 06:43 PM UTC

Bulgaria: Far-right party to hold march in Sofia February 22

Bulgaria News Alert

Far-right Bulgarian National Union to hold annual Lukov March in Sofia February 22; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/21/2020, 12:00 AM until 2/22/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Sofia). COUNTRY/REGION Sofia


The annual Lukov March, staged by the far-right Bulgarian National Union, will be held in Sofia on Saturday, February 22. An estimated 2000 participants are expected to gather at the National Palace of Culture around 17:30 (local time) before proceeding to Ulitsa Trakai 1. A counterdemonstration organized by ANTIFA Bulgaria will be held earlier in the day; participants will gather at Tsentralna Banya Park at approximately 13:00 and march toward the Sofia Municipality building.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the demonstrations.


Individuals in Sofia are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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