To the accompaniment of a local rock band on a trailer, cries of “Volen!” and appeals from the whippers-in for the “patriots” to keep order in their line of march, Volen Siderov’s ultra-nationalists Ataka staged their own march on March 3, Bulgaria’s national day and the latest Sunday of mass anti-political establishment protests.
Clive Leviev-Sawyer is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Sofia Globe. He is the author of the book Bulgaria: Politics and Protests in the 21st Century (Riva Publishers, 2015), and co-author of the book Bulgarian Jews: Living History (The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria 'Shalom', 2018). He is also the author of Power: A Political Novel, available via amazon.com, and, on the lighter side, Whiskers And Other Short Tales of Cats (2021), also available via Amazon. He has translated books and numerous texts from Bulgarian into English.