Bulgaria’s Parliament has broken up for the summer recess. Protesters, who have been camped outside for the last 50 days, say they will also halt demonstrations for the summer.
They have been calling for the government to resign over its connections with oligarchs and the mafia, and accusing it of corruption.
Demonstrators promised to be back in a month. One woman said: “People are already tired but there will be more enthusiasm in the autumn so this will go on in September.”
The opposition party had wanted to continue working through the summer, but was outvoted.
Earlier this week, protesters dressed for the beach and holiday to mock MPs’ decision to take a break at a time of national crisis.
MPs – and protesters – will be back for business on September 4th.