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Bulgarian President calls for the resignation of the government and the country's chief prosecutor

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SOFIA, July 11. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev made an appeal to the nation on Saturday, in which he called for the resignation of the government and the country's chief prosecutor.

"Yesterday was marked by mass protests demanding the resignation of the government and the chief prosecutor. The decision of the ruling party to organize a rally in its support in the immediate vicinity of the civil protest at the same time was a purposeful and unacceptable provocation against the civil world, which led to clashes protesters with the police, "said Radev.

“The prime minister’s attempts to shift responsibility for social tension cannot deceive anyone who is familiar with the situation in Bulgaria. Corruption, fear, prosecutor racketeering and robbery, ignoring the presumption of innocence, assault on freedom of speech, lies and lack of justice are all the things that rebelled against Bulgarians. Anger is deep, it has accumulated over the years and cannot be crushed by fear and force <...>. There is only one way out of this situation - the resignation of the government and the chief prosecutor, "the president continued.

Radev called on the protesters not to succumb to provocations, and the police to avoid violence and follow the letter of the law. “Strength lies in truth, adherence and unity,” he emphasized.

In the Bulgarian capital the third day the protest rallies demanding the resignation of the government and the chief prosecutor of the republic. On Friday evening in Sofia, protesters clashed with the police, three of whose employees were injured, 18 people were detained, two of whom were hospitalized with injuries. The chief secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ivaylo Ivanov, said that among the protesters there were provocateurs, through whose fault unrest began.

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