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23 oct. 2019 | 19h22 UTC

Bulgaria: Demonstration reported in Sofia October 23

Bulgaria Alerte de sécurité

Protesters denounce candidate for chief prosecutor in Sofia on October 23; additional demonstrations possible over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 23/10/2019, 12h00 until 24/10/2019, 11h59 (Europe/Sofia). COUNTRY/REGION Sofia

Event

Protesters gathered in central Sofia on Wednesday, October 23, to voice opposition against Ivan Geshev, the sole candidate for the post of chief prosecutor. Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council is expected to elect Geshev on Thursday, October 24, for a seven-year term. Demonstrators have accused officials of orchestrating Geshev's nomination to the post.

Additional protests are possible in Sofia over the coming days. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near all protest sites.

Advice

Individuals in Sofia are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions and a heightened security presence around all demonstrations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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