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A man with a Guy Fawkes’ mask, drinking beer with a friend, while they wait for the anti-government procession to start.

Thousands of mainly younger, well-educated Bulgarians have been rallying in Sofia and other cities since June 14 to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet. Up to 30,000 daily in Sofia alone – the protests in the EU’s poorest member are unprecedented since communism fell two decades ago.

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