In Bulgaria, the protest decor changes daily, but the government they wish to topple remains after almost 50 days of demos. As MPs voted a summer recess, the parliament square went coastal. The motto: since they turned parliament into a circus, we are turning the blockade into a beach party.“I think the end will come very soon in the autumn and it will be positive – this government will go down,” explained Nick Staikov, founder of the Protesters’ news/PR agency.
Protests began over the controversial appointment of Deylan Peevski as head of the National Security Agency, a man the press dubbed a media mogul with shady connections. Since then thousands have gathered in Sofia to call for early elections.