As the insurrection in DC should not have happened, neither should the Lukov March in Sofia

It was starkly clear in that T-shirt among the domestic terrorists in the violent incursion in the Capitol this week: “Camp Auschwitz – Staff”.

Not so very different, in fact no different at all, from the sentiments of the neo-Nazis who over the years have proceeded by torchlight through the streets of Bulgaria’s capital city in the Lukov March.

Tell those far-right, fascist, antisemitic conspiracy theorists who on Wednesday desecrated the halls of Congress in Washington DC about General Hristo Lukov, patriot. Their fellow-feeling for the pro-Nazi would be in no doubt.

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Clive Leviev-Sawyer

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, 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.