November 11, 2018 | 22:00 | News Agency FOCUS
Sophia. Thousands of people across the country are complaining about expensive fuels, increasing the cost of civil liability, increasing the tax on old cars and demanding the government's resignation. but to be heard for hours blocking motorways, highways, boulevards and key roads in several major cities. Traffic on the Trakia and Hemus motorways stopped several times during the day and traffic on the Varna-Sofia road in Veliko Tarnovo was blocked for the evening. Over 7 hours the Sofia-Kulata road near Blagoevgrad was closed. The Balkan Road, E-79 Street in Vratsa and Dymnitsa and other roads in the country were also blocked. Due to the protests, they formed landmarks. There were two minor incidents. A girl in Blagoevgrad suffered slightly, as a driver of a car with a sick woman tried to pass the blockade of the E-79 and, in the maneuver, tied the girl with her mirror. The second incident occurred in the blockade of Orlov Square in the capital – among protesters and passing cars. The car accident is mild and the injured person has no serious injuries.
C. whereas, Sophia the mass protest began in front of the Cabinet building and then continued in Knyaz Al. Dondukov "and" Vasil Levski "in the direction of Sofia University" St. Kliment Ohridski "arrived at" Orlov most "Square, where the protesters broke off this route several times, blocking the traffic in the center of the capital for hours, kneeling in front of the monument of Vasil Levski, and with a silence of one minute remembering the memory of the Apostle At night, the protest for fuel prices was merged with the protest of the mothers of children with disabilities At about 20.00 in the center of Sofia there were no spaces where traffic was closed.
C. whereas, Blagoevgrad protesters from high fuel prices have declared civil disobedience. They have blocked more than seven hours for Greece. The process involved more than 500 vehicles, some of which prevented the road and crossed the Kulata-Promahon border checkpoint. Train traffic on the railway line in Petrich was blocked for a short time. Law enforcement agencies have carried out public order recovery operations. About 18.00, traffic on the E-79 main road was restored and around 21.00, crossing the border.
Protesters from Pernik blocked the traffic on the Lyulin highway and along the Struma highway, closing the roundabout at the Dragichevo junction and stopping traffic between Sofia and Pernik via Vladaya.
The Trakica motorway was blocked in many places.
Almost 400 vehicles participated in the demonstration against high fuel prices in the US Kusadale. The hundreds of light cars gathered in the Yabulkovo village area, on the street of Kusaddil – Sofia. The local lanes on the street failed to gather the protesters, who forced the cars to park on the inner streets of the settlement.
The first move stopped in the area Bourgas, where the blockade at the entrance and exit of the city lasted four hours.
People from Stara Zagora came out on the Trakia motorway in an act of civil disobedience and stopped the move in both directions, dancing people and waving the national flag.
Hundreds of citizens have complained about high fuel prices in the US Sliven. Over an hour hundreds of demonstrators with their cars drove along the city's main roads with horns pressed as a sign of dissatisfaction with the rise in the cost of third-party liability insurance and car tax. Protesters then block the Trakia highway in the Sliven area. For more than two hours, the two motorways were closed by two protesters – one from Sliven and the other from Sliven Yambol. Over 1000 people from Haskovo demanded the resignation of the government and prevented the big roads. Protesters closed traffic on the road Haskovo – Kardali and Haskovo – Dimitrovgrad in two and a half hours. The procession passed peacefully and the police officers who guarded him did not intervene.
Hundreds of inhabitants Plovdiv, Karlovo and Sopot blocks the main streets as a protest against high fuel prices. More than 1000 vehicles participated in the protest procession in Plovdiv. The unfortunate closed the Podbalkan road between Burgas and Sofia in Karlovo and Sopot. The demonstration in Plovdiv was sheltered by residents of Pazatzikik. After the end of the procession, a large number of protesters acted spontaneously as some of the cars headed for Sofia to participate in the demonstration there, while others blocked the Trakia motorway near Plovdiv for a short time.
About 300 people complained Pazardzhik against high fuel prices. Citizens have called for mass protests to have a real impact on fuel prices. Protesters have expressed their dissatisfaction with the projected increase in the minimum wage, pensions, wages of doctors and workers in metallurgy, machinery construction, mining and energy.
With the Hemus motorway and the blockade of the Hemus motorway, hundreds of residents Shumen have complained about high fuel prices. Int Veliko Tarnovo over 400 people closed the main road Sofia – Varna, at the entrance of the city.
Protest from Gabrovo closed the traffic through the Sipka ticket for two hours. The cars were over two hundred, and people almost five hundred. In Varna the procession stopped the movement on the Asparuhov Bridge. There the demonstration was pedestrian.
Its inhabitants Botevgrad closed the streets for Vita's Pass and Vrachesh. Protests were also held in many other cities in the country.
Protests declared in many cities in the country have passed into good public order and without any violations, said committee chief Hristo Terziiski, director of the National Police Directorate General. He said that physical force and police equipment were not used anywhere in the country, despite the challenges that created tensions between drivers. In his words, all movements of exclusions are the consequences of the talks and the persuasion of protesters intervening in others. "In such cases, colleagues act extremely carefully, but let the protesters follow police instructions. There is no protest to prevent the foreclosure of the main roads, the laws must apply to everyone," recalled the director of GADN. He called on protesters not to challenge the police that did their job.
The demonstrations in the country were supported by the BSP. "The demands of the protesters are absolutely fair and correct, indicated by the unfair and wrong decisions of Boyko Borisov's government and the majority of the GERBs and United Patriots," said Socialist leader Cornelia Ninova.
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