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Bulgaria’s anti-government demonstrations keep the pressure at PM Boyko Borissov

Thousands of people are expected to visit the streets of Sofia on a seventh consecutive day of protests from Bulgaria’s authorities and high prosecutor on Wednesday amid forecasts for a general attack.

Demonstrators also have called for them to”resign” amid claims of corruption and criminal relations.

The anti-government protests would be the nation’s greatest in seven decades.

Bulgaria’s president, Rumen Radev, has supported protesters stating the center-right administration’s prime minister, Boyko Borissov, and chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev, should step down.

Geshev last week ordered authorities to raid the president’s office and detain two of the aides, on the feeling of disclosure of classified files and influence peddling.

But most saw the move as an effort to gag the president an outspoken critic of the authorities.

Radev published an announcement on Facebook and Twitter stating the”protest against the mafia in electricity has grown an effort” and there” is no ability to stop us provided that we’re shrewd and constant”.

Borissov additionally took to social websites to call for peaceful protests, including: “I respect everybody’s right to protest. My door has always been open for dialogue.”

“Electricity is granted to us from the folks and we work out it with duty,” he added.

The US embassy in Sofia endorsed demonstrators at an announcement on Monday, stating”the best way to peacefully build is a basic democratic value” and”nobody is above the law” but stopped short of directly referencing their requirements that Borissov and Geshev resign.

Even though the rallies are largely calm, there were occasional clashes and a few arrests.