Bulgaria’s “Early Rising Students” protesters who want the resignation of the Bulgarian Socialist Party government and thorough political reforms are planning a nationwide “March of Justice” protest for November 10 2013, anniversary of the 1989 ouster of communist dictator Todor Zhivkov.
The forced resignation of Zhivkov immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall is seen as the beginning of Bulgaria’s transition towards democracy.
In Sofia, the event will begin at 11am on November 10 at the steps of the main entrance of Sofia University and proceed to the National Assembly and the Cabinet office in the Bulgarian capital city. Academics who support the students’ protest will be participating.
In a declaration, the students called for responsible public policy in education, admission to government positions only for proven professionals and an end to state-run media being used for party propaganda.
Other anti-government events planned for November 10 include one at 2pm outside Varna municipal headquarters, intended to “draw attention to the sad reckoning for the country and Bulgarian society” after the years of communism and “fake transition”.