Over 50 people have gathered for tonight’s protest in the Bulgarian capital Sofia in Orlov Most (Eagles’ Bridge) crossroads.
They have lit candles, brought flowers and photos of 36-year-old Plamen Goranov, who self-immolated in front of the building of the municipality of Varna in February and died at hospital last night. They observed a minute’s silence and read out a prayer in memory of the man. There is a banner reading “Mafia kills Bulgaria.”
There is stepped-up police presence.