Massive Rally in Bulgaria's Capital Ends in Arrests (Updated)

On Nov. 5, some 1,500 people took part in an anti-government rally in Sofia, organized by the Bulgarian section [bg] of the Anonymous. There were other, smaller, protests in other Bulgarian cities and towns. The rallies were part of the worldwide Global Day of Protest declared by the Anonymous. The Sofia protest resulted in a broken police cabin near the Parliament – and in arrests [video, bg].

Update: Two days later, Anonymous Bulgaria posted a video statement [bg] against violence during the Nov. 5 protest:

[…] Radical elements from the crowd have one goal – to distort the organized event, and to tarnish our name. […]
[…] Our protests are peaceful, we do not seek conflict with the police, nor do we want our followers to be victims of police violence […].

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