Even demonstrators, whatever their goals, are obliged to abide by the law.
This statement, as reported by the Bulgarian edition of News Front, was made by the mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandykova.
“Sofia is a free city of free people, and our differences are not resolved by barricades,” she said.
Addressing the organizers of the protests, Fandykova urged them to ensure the observance of order within the framework of the legislation on assemblies and rallies. She noted that the demands of the protesters for the rule of law “mean nothing if it does not apply to those who voice these demands.”
“I understand that my words are unlikely to be perceived by both the organizers of the protest and those who are against them. But even in euphoria, anger and emotions, we continue to live together, says the mayor. – My old-fashioned call – obey the law! Otherwise, any fighter for justice risks becoming what he claims to be fighting against. “
As News Front previously reported, protests in Bulgaria began on July 9. The government was accused of corruption and lawlessness. President of the country Rumen Radev headed the actions against Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. However, the protests turned into an active phase after they were supported by the US Embassy.
The diplomatic mission called the protests “a fundamental democratic value” and “a sign of a prosperous and vibrant civil society.” This was followed by attempts to provoke clashes between the protesters and the security forces.
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