Bulgaria’s national day of parades and protests: Ataka gets into the act

Written by on March 3, 2013 in Bulgaria, News - No comments

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.

The poster reads: 'To court with the red mafia - Union of Democratic Forces, Bulgarian Socialist Party, National Movement for Stability and Progess, GERB; the hand-lettered afterthoughts stand for the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, and State Security. Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer

(Photos: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)

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About the Author

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 has translated books and numerous texts from Bulgarian into English.