March 22, 2014

Keep Your Eye on Bulgaria

Shannon Gormley, Ottawa Citizen

The Associated Press

In Bulgaria, protests against corrupt government institutions have become something of an institution themselves. Every night, a motley crew of Bulgarians trudges purposefully down one of the main streets of the capital, Sofia, banging drums, blowing whistles, and shaking hands with the police officers, who are pretty nice to them. They’re just a day’s drive from Kyiv in Ukraine, where barricades still carve up Maidan.

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