In several cities across Bulgaria protests were held against migrants, against the “open door” policy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and against the Islamization of Bulgaria.
The protests were organized by the Bulgarian National Resistance & took place in Sofia, Varna, Burgas, Yambol.
The protesters urged the government to take urgent measures and to impose effective control of the border, including the construction of a wall along the entire border with Turkey.
The largest protest by far was in the capital city of Sofia, with many hundreds taking part.
One protester in Varna had this to say: “The border areas are a living horror. Where migrants have passed, there are broken homes, farm roads are now like highways for them, & local people are attacked en masse.”
Protesters in Burgas were firmly against the construction of a new refugee center in their city.
More than 200 people gathered to protest against refugees in Yambol. Protesters carried banners reading: “We do not want migrants” while waving Bulgarian flags and singing patriotic songs. They expressed fears that the city closest to their village Boyanova would have refugee camp built there. Their other main demands were common to protests across the country – no refugees on the territory of Bulgaria, closure of the already constructed refugee centers, & no to granting financial assistance to the migrants.