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Protesters over expensive fuel block roads nationwide (OBZOR)


November 11, 2018 | 22:00 |. | FOCUS news agency

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Protesters over expensive fuel block roads nationwide (OBZOR)Photo: Radio Focus

Sofia. Thousands of people across the country have protested against expensive fuel, increasing civil liability costs, increasing the old car tax and demanding government withdrawal. but you should listen to hours that block highways, highways, main boulevards and streets in several major cities. Trakai and Hemusa highways were stopped several times during the day and traffic on the Varna-Sofia motorway in the Veliko Tarnovo district was blocked in the evening. The Sofia-Kulata road to Blagoevgrad closed for more than 7 hours. The sub-Balkan route, the E-79 motorway in the Vratsa and Dupnitsa regions and other public roads were also blocked. Because of the protests, they formed turning points. There were two minor incidents. One girl in Blagoevgrad suffered easily as a car driver, a sick woman, trying to cross the blockade of the E-79 and, maneuvering, attracted the girl with her side mirror. The second incident took place in Orlov's biggest block block, between protesters and cars. The road accident is light and the injured person is not seriously injured.
C Sofia Mass protests started in front of the Council of Ministers building, followed by Knyaz Al. Dondukov "and" Vasil Levski "Boulevard in the direction of Sofia University" St. Kliment Ohridski ", then reached the" Orlov most "square. Several times the protesters crossed this route, blocking traffic in the center of the capital for hours. On the first lap they were traveling to the Vasil Levsky monument and, with one minute of silence, they remembered the memory of the apostle. At night, fuel prices protested together with children from disabled mothers. At around 20:00 in the center of Sofia there was no place where traffic was closed.
C Blagevgrad protesters have declared citizens' disobedience to high fuel prices. They blocked for more than seven hours for Greece. More than 500 vehicles were involved in this process, some of which blocked the road and crossed the Kulata-Promahon border checkpoint. Trains on the railway line in Petrich were also blocked for a short time. Law enforcement agencies have been conducting public order recovery operations. Around 18.00, traffic on the main road E-79 was restored and around noon. 21.00 across the border crossing point.
Protesters from Pernik blocked traffic on the Lyulin highway and on the Struma highway, bypassing the bypass at Dragichevo intersection and stopping traffic between Sofia and Pernik via Vladyna.
Trakai highway was blocked in several places.
In protest against the high fuel prices in the United States, nearly 400 cars were involved Kyustendil. Hundreds of cars gathered in the Yabulkovo village region on the way to Kyustendil – Sofia. The local traffic lanes prevented the gathering of protesters, which forced the cars to be placed on the internal payment streets.
The first movement was stopped in the area Bourgas, where the blockage at the entrance and exit of the city lasted four hours.
People from Stara Zagora went to the Trakia Highway in civilian disobedience and stopped moving in both directions, dancing people and sweeping the national flag.
Hundreds of citizens have protested against high fuel prices in the US Sliven. Over one hour, hundreds of protesters with their cars drove through the main streets of the city with horns that were squeezed as a sign of frustration against third party civil liability insurance and car taxes. Then the protesters blocked the Trakia highway in the Sliven area. Two freeways closed two protesters for more than two hours – one from Sliven and the other from Sliven Yambol. More than 1000 people from Haskovo demanded the government's resignation and blocked big roads. Two and a half hours demonstrators closed the traffic to Haskovo-Kardzhali and Haskovo-Dimitrovgrad road. The procession behaved peacefully, and the policemen guarding him did not interfere.
Hundreds of people Plovdiv, Karlovo and Sopot blocked the main roads in protest against high fuel prices. More than 1,000 vehicles took part in the protest in Plovdiv. Unfortunately, there is a closed Podbalkan road between Burghos and Sofia Karlovo and the Sopot region. The inhabitants of Pazardzhik joined the protest in Plovdiv. After the passage, a large number of protesters spontaneously organized, as some of the cars that arrived in Sofia took part in the protest, while others blocked the Trakia highway to Plovdiv for a short time.
There were about 300 people protesting Pazardzhik against high fuel prices. Citizens have called for mass protests to actually affect fuel prices. The protesters expressed dissatisfaction with the planned increase in the number of minimum wages, pensions, medical staff and metallurgy, engineering, mining and energy.
With Hemus highway and Hemus highway blockade hundreds of people from Shumen protested against high fuel prices. Int Veliko Tarnovo more than 400 people have closed the main road Sofia – Varna, near the entrance to the city.
Protest from Gabrovo Two hours later they closed through the Shipka pass. There were more than two hundred cars, and almost five hundred people. The Varna stopped moving towards the Asparuhov Bridge. There, the protest was a walker.
Inhabitants Botevgrad they closed the roads to the Witney and Vrašu highways. Protests have also taken place in several other state cities.
Chief Commissioner Hristo Terziski, director of the National Police Directorate, said the protests that were preached in many of the country's cities have been in good public order and without violations. He said he did not use physical force and police equipment in the country, despite some provocations that caused tension between drivers. In their view, removing all blockade is a consequence of the negotiations and persuasion of the protesters, which disturbs others. "In such cases, colleagues are acting very carefully, but they allow protesters to follow police instructions. There is no protest to block the blockade of the main roads, the rules should apply to everyone," the director of the GADN reminded. He urged the protesters not to provoke the police who carried out their work.
Protests in the country were supported by the CSF. "The demands of the protesters are completely fair and correct. They depend on the incorrect and erroneous decisions of Boiko Borisov and most of the government of GERB and the United Patriots," said Socialist leader Cornelia Ninova.

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