Bulgaria: Protesters rally against prosecutor raids on presidential staff

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Sofia on Thursday to decry raids carried out by prosecutors on the offices of two members of Bulgarian President Rumen Radev's staff. Protesters can be seen marching through the city centre and past the Council of ministers, The Palace of Justice and the Parliament. Some were heard chanting «resignation!» According to reports, the unexpected raid against the Presidency led to the detention of Radev's secretary on legal affairs and anti-corruption, as well as his security and defense advisor as part of corruption probes. Radev has spoken publicly against corruption in the country, which is reportedly rated as the most corrupt member state of the European Union, leading to tension between the presidency and the government of current Prime Minister Boyk Borisov.

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