Bulgaria’s anti-government student protest keeps up the pace

Motorists in a street in central Sofia were treated to a dance performance – whether they wanted such a performance or not – that blocked traffic as theatre academy students showed their support for the anti-government “occupation” of Sofia University’s central campus building where protesting students are demanding the resignation of the Bulgarian Socialist Party government.

Pro-government forces reject the students’ protest as “choreographed” but in this case it literally was.

A week into the protest occupation at Sofia University, October 30 was the third day that no classes have been held at the central campus.

Support has grown inside and outside the Sofia University building. Groups of students at other universities across the country have associated themselves with the “Occupy” protest, while the number of students sleeping overnight at the main lecture hall in the Bulgarian capital city’s main university has grown to a reported more than 300.

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