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The peaceful revolution (6 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
25 Jul 2013

A father giving his daughter a whistle before the start of another day of protests.

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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The Peaceful Revolution (22 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
18 Jul 2013

A boy and a girl playing with a skateboard on boulevard ‘Tcarigradsko Shose’, blocked during a protest.

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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The peaceful revolution (18 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
07 Jul 2013

A girl, dancing with her shoes off in the square in front of the Council of Ministers’ building, during another day of protests.

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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The Peaceful Revolution (21 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
05 Jul 2013

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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The peaceful revolution (2 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
01 Jul 2013

A father and his daughter participating in another protest procession against the government.

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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The peaceful revolution (1 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
01 Jul 2013

A boy and a girl, hugging each other, waiting for the protest 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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The Peaceful Revolution, Bulgaria
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Mais Istanbuli
28 Jun 2013

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, shouting “Resignation” (‘Ostavka’) and “Mafia" in the streets. There have been up to 30,000 daily in Sofia alone.

The demonstrations have been primarily organized through Facebook. What prompted these protests was the election of Delyan Peevski as the head of the State Agency of National Security. Participants in the rally against Plamen Oresharski’s cabinet protest openly against his media, which have been accused by the majority of the public of presenting the procession in his benefit. Peevski is also allegedly connected with bank circles that influence the making of political decisions.

Because of the scandal involving the appointment of Peevski as the head of the State Agency of National Security, the president Rosen Plevneliev announced that he no longer trusts the “Oresharski” cabinet. Even after the removal of Delyan Peevski, the protests have continued, demanding the government’s resignation.

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The peaceful revolution (4 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
28 Jun 2013

A pregnant woman reading a book on the central boulevard ‘Tcarigradsko Shose’ that has been blocked by protesters.

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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The peaceful revolution (11 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
28 Jun 2013

Protesters using drums to create a rhythm for the protesters as they shout different anti- government slogans.

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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The peaceful revolution (10 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
25 Jun 2013

A boy and a girl dancing on the central boulevard ‘Tsarigradsko Shose’, which is blocked by protesters.

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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The peaceful revolution (13 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
19 Jun 2013

Protesters have climbed on the monument of (Tsar Osvoboditel) and are shouting cries against the government of the Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

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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The peaceful revolution (14 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
18 Jun 2013

A protester congratulates a riot policeman, for not scattering the protesters during the blockade of the central boulevard ‘Dondukov’, in Sofia.

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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The peaceful revolution (7 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
18 Jun 2013

Protesters have blocked a central boulevard in Sofia.

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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The peaceful revolution (16 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
17 Jun 2013

-A mother is hugging her daughter during a consecutive day of protests. Many of the people in the protests participated in anti-government demonstrations in January 1997. After the government of BSP (Bulgarian Socialist Party), they say they have done it for their future and their children’s future, but according to them nothing has changed.

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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The peaceful revolution (17 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
16 Jun 2013

A man holding a poster reading ‘0% tolerance’, in front of the Council of Ministers’ building.

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.