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Protests continue into Sofia after earlier violence while MPs debated changes to the constitution

Anti-government protests continued on Wednesday night at the Bulgarian capital Sofia. They’re called the biggest demonstration up to now in almost two weeks of anti-government rallies.

Earlier, protesters attempted to break a police cordon set up around parliament as MPs discussed changes to the nation’s constitution.

Many people were hurt in the clashes with security forces. Police fired pepper spray after protesters threw stones and plastic bottles, eggs, and garbage.

Several individuals were arrested and dozens of wounded were taken to hospital.

Demonstrators are mad at the planned reforms to the ministry stressing they’re a means for Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his cabinet to stay in power until elections in March next year.

Georgy Darakchiev, an injured protester, said”everything we would like to reach is democracy. That easy it is.”

Meanwhile, President Radev re-iterated his call for the government to resign, telling lawmakers the movement was the sole way from this present political crisis.

He’s accused both the Prime Minister and the Prosecutor General of getting connections to organized crime.

Despite earlier statements he could resign, Borissov is now saying he is answering protesters’ needs for a resume of the governmental system by establishing an extremely controversial revision of this constitution.