Bulgarian pro-government rapper in anti-Semitic slur against former finance minister

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A controversial rapper who has been a vocal leader of the daily gatherings of about 100 people in support of the embattled Bulgarian Socialist Party government used an anti-Semitic slur against the country’s former finance minister, local media said.

Best known as Misho Shamara (Misho the Slap), who more lately has used the stage name Big Sha, has a deep animus against Bulgaria’s former ruling centre-right and its leader, Boiko Borissov.

In response to the anti-government protests that have drawn many thousands of Bulgarians to the streets to demand the resignation of the government that took office in May, protests that were prompted by a series of serious blunders and controversial policies, a daily pro-government protest demonstration was recruited, with the rapper as its face.

Misho Shamara (40), daily has been on stage at the event, exhorting the crowd to support Plamen Oresharski – installed in the prime minister’s chair by the BSP – and to reject calls for early elections, which the pro-government group sees as “endangering” Bulgaria with the return of a Borissov government.

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(Photo, with Oresharski meeting a pro-government group including Misho Shamara [bald and bearded] on July 30: government.bg) 

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