UK embassy in Bulgaria joins in opposition to neo-Nazi Lukov March

The British embassy in Sofia joins the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria in its opposition to the Lukov march, the embassy said on February 23 in a message on Twitter.

“The march’s glorification of violence, blatant antisemitism and promotion of hatred has no place in our societies. We stand with our friends and partners across Bulgaria and the international community in support of tolerance, freedom and justice,” the UK embassy said.

Earlier, as The Sofia Globe reported, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) said that it condemned in the strongest possible terms the neo-Nazi Lukov March set for February 25 2023, in Sofia, Bulgaria, and it called on local and national officials to ban this event, as they did in 2021.

The Lukov March has been condemned by the Bulgarian Socialist Party and in a joint statement by the We Continue the Change party and the Democratic Bulgaria coalition.

It also has been condemned in declarations by the US embassy, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Antifa Sofia, which is organising a “No Nazi on Our Streets” event starting on February 25 at 4.30pm outside the Palace of Justice in Sofia.

In a message on Twitter on February 16, the Embassy of Israel in Bulgaria said that it strongly urges the Bulgarian authorities to prohibit the holding of Lukov March that is planned to take place on February 25.

Representatives of 18 non-governmental organisations signed on February 16 a declaration “Against the hate that divides us” that states rejection of hate speech and calls for the banning of the Lukov March.

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