Bulgarians calling for the resignation of their one-month old government have changed tack with a caffeine-fuelled protest.
“Let’s Meet Over A Cup Of Coffee at Parliament”, was the invitation sent out over social networks to which 200 people have responded on the 19th consecutive day of protest against the government.
The announcement read: “Friends, it is time to expand the protest. Obviously, we have to deal with thick-skinned and impudent people, who expect us to get tired.”
It continued: “So, let’s go for a cup of coffee at the back entrance to the parliament, where the MPs come in and out. Peacefully, calmly, in a civilised manner. Let’s talks about resignations, elections and something else…”
The protesters are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.
The coffee call led to an increased police presence and barriers being erected around the parliament building.