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Demonstration Alert: Sofia (Bulgaria), Multiple Protests This Week in Multiple Locations

Location:  Protests are expected to occur in downtown Sofia throughout the remainder of the week at the following locations:

 

·         On Wednesday, September 11, beginning at 5pm, demonstrations are expected in the city center, near the Council of Ministers (Independence Square), by protestors supporting the election of the new Chief Prosecutor. 

 

·         On Wednesday, September 11, between 3pm and 10 pm, healthcare professionals will be holding demonstrations in the city center, near the National Assembly (Serdika metro area/downtown center/Nevski Cathedral area). 

 

·         On Thursday, September 12, beginning at 2pm, demonstrations are expected in the city center, near the Council of Ministers (Independence Square), by protestors supporting the election of the new Chief Prosecutor. 

 

·         On Thursday, September 12, beginning at 3pm, demonstrations are expected in the city center, near the Court Palace, by protestors opposing the election of the new Chief Prosecutor. 

 

·         Additionally, each day this week protestors may also gather on Tsaridgradsko Shose Boulevard (near the intersection for Jumbo and Praktiker), between 6 pm and 9 pm, to protest the local municipality.

 

Actions to Take:

 

·         Avoid the area of the demonstration.

·         Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

·         Be aware of your surroundings.

·         Monitor local media for updates.

·         Keep a low profile.

 

Assistance:
U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria

+359 (2) 937-5100
+359 (2) 937-5101 (after hours)
ACS_SOFIA@state.gov
https://bg.usembassy.gov/

 

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444

 

Bulgaria Country Information

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