Category: protesting

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#SavePirin: Why are Bulgarians protesting?

Thousands of Bulgarians have braved subzero temperatures in some 20 cities across the country to protest against a government decision to amend the management plan of a major national park. The rallies on Thursday were the latest in a number of demonstrations held this month opposing the expansion of the Bansko skiing resort in Pirin…

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Why are Tunisians protesting?

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the fall of Tunisia’s dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. But instead of celebrating, Tunisians are out in the streets again. What went wrong? The dictatorship established in the 1950s, which morphed into a police state in the later decades, banned politics and pushed citizens away from their country’s…