Bulgarian Cabinet declares March 6 day of national mourning over protester who died after self-immolation

Bulgaria’s outgoing cabinet declared that March 6 2013 would be a day of national mourning for Plamen Goranov, the protester who died on March 4 after lingering for several days after setting himself on fire outside the Varna municipal offices, demanding the resignation of the Black Sea city’s mayor Kiril Yordanov.

In Varna and Sofia on March 5, there were large turnouts of people who laid flowers and lit candles in mourning for Goranov.

Goranov, who was 36, died of multiple organ failure, doctors said.

Boiko Borissov’s party GERB on March 3 said that it had withdrawn its support from four-term mayor Yordanov and called on him to resign, as have all major parties and as has been a consistent demand by the thousands of protesters who have turned out in the streets of the city for several weeks.





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