November 11, 2018 | 22:00 | FOCUS news agency
Sofia Thousands of people across the country have protested against fuel costs, increasing the cost of civil liability, increasing the tax on old cars and demanding the resignation of the government. but to be heard for hours blocking roads, highways, avenues and key streets in several important cities. Traffic on the Trakia and Hemus roads was stopped several times during the day and traffic on the Varna-Sofia road in the Veliko Tarnovo area was blocked in the afternoon. More than 7 hours, Sofia-Kulata road near Blagoevgrad was closed. The sub-Balkan highway, the E-79 road in the Vratsa and Dupnitsa region and other roads in the country were also blocked. Because of the protests, they formed milestones. There were two minor incidents. A girl from Blagoevgrad suffered slightly as a driver of a car carrying a sick woman trying to cross the blockade of the E-79 and, in the maneuver, hooked the girl with her side mirror. The second incident occurred in the most square Orlov blockade in the capital – between protesters and passing cars. The traffic accident is mild and the injured person has no serious injuries.
C Sofia the mass protest began in front of the building of the Council of Ministers and continued in Knyaz Al. Dondukov "and" Vasil Levski "Blvd. in the direction of the University of Sofia" St. Kliment Ohridski "arrived at the square" Orlov more. "The protesters crossed this route several times, blocking traffic in the center of the capital for hours. In the first round they climbed to the monument of Vasil Levski and with a minute of silence remembered the memory of Apostle At night, the protest against fuel prices merged with that of mothers of children with disabilities. Near 20:00 in the center of Sofia there were no places where traffic was closed.
C Blagoevgrad Protesters against high fuel prices have declared civil disobedience. They blocked more than seven hours for Greece. More than 500 vehicles participated in the process, part of them blocking the road and crossing the border point of Kulata-Promahon. Rail traffic on the railway line in Petrich was also blocked for a short period of time. The police agencies have carried out public order recovery operations. At around 6:00 pm the traffic on the main road E-79 was restored and around 9:00 am crossing the border crossing.
Protesters of Pernik blocked traffic on the Lyulin road and along the Struma road, closing the roundabout at the intersection of Dragichevo and stopping the traffic between Sofía and Pernik via Vladaya.
The Trakia road has been blocked in several places.
Nearly 400 vehicles participated in the protest against high fuel prices in the US. UU Kyustendil. The hundreds of light cars gathered in the village region of Yabulkovo, on the Kyustendil – Sofia road. The local rails on the road did not pick up the protesters, which forced cars to park in the internal streets of the settlement.
First move was stopped in the area of Bourgas, where the blockage at the entrance and exit of the city lasted four hours.
People of Stara Zagora He left the Trakia road in an act of civil disobedience and stopped the movement in both directions, dancing and waving the national flag.
Hundreds of citizens have claimed high fuel prices in the US. UU Sliven. More than an hour hundreds of demonstrators with their cars have traveled through the city's main streets with pressed horns as a sign of dissatisfaction with the increase in the cost of civil liability insurance and vehicle taxes. The protesters blocked the Trakia road in the Sliven region. For two hours, the two roads were closed by two protesters: one from Sliven and one from Sliven Yambol. Over 1000 people from Haskovo He demanded the resignation of the government and blocked the main routes. The protesters closed the traffic on the Haskovo – Kardzhali and Haskovo – Dimitrovgrad highway in two and a half hours. The procession passed peacefully and the police who protected him did not intervene.
Hundreds of inhabitants Plovdiv, Karlovo e Sopot blocked key roads as a protest against high fuel prices. More than 1000 vehicles participated in the protest procession in Plovdiv. The misfortune closed the Podbalkan road between Bourgas and Sofia in the Karlovo and Sopot region. The protest of Plovdiv was accompanied by the neighbors of Pazardjik. After the end of the procession, a large number of protesters acted spontaneously, as some of the cars went to Sofia to join the protest, while others blocked the Trakia road near Plovdiv for a short time.
About 300 people protested Pazardzhik against high fuel prices. Citizens have called for mass protests to have a real impact on fuel prices. The protesters expressed dissatisfaction with the expected increase in the minimum wage, pensions, salaries of medical workers and workers in metallurgy, machine building, mining and energy.
With the Hemus freeway and the blockade of the Hemus highway, hundreds of inhabitants of Shumen protested against high fuel prices. Int Veliko Tarnovo more than 400 people closed the Sofia main road – Varna, at the entrance to the city.
Protesting from Gabrovo They closed the traffic through the Shipka pass for two hours. The cars were more than two hundred, and people were almost five hundred. In Varna the procession prevented the movement on the Asparuhov bridge. There the protest was pedestrian.
Neighbors of Botevgrad They closed the roads to Vitinya Pass and Vrachesh. Protests have also taken place in other cities in the country.
The protests that were preached in many cities of the country passed in good public order and without violations, said the head of the committee Hristo Terziiski, director of the Directorate General of the National Police. He said that physical force and police equipment were not used anywhere in the country, despite some provocations that generated tensions among drivers. In his words, all changes in blockades are the consequences of the conversations and persuasion of protesters who interfere with others. "In these cases, the classmates act very carefully, but they let the protesters follow the instructions of the police. There is no protest to block the blockage of the main roads, the laws must apply to everyone," recalled the director of GADN. It urges the protesters not to cause the police to do their job.
The protests in the country were supported by the BSP. "The demands of the protesters are absolutely fair and correct. They are dictated by the unjust and erroneous decisions of the Boyko Borissov government and most GERB and United Patriots," said socialist leader Cornelia Ninova.
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