Bulgaria: 'Save Pirin!' — Thousands decry turning historical mountain into ski resort

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Sofia on Thursday to condemn a recent government decision to transform Pirin — historical mountain on the Balkans — with new ski facilities that the protesters fear may destroy century-old forest. Demonstrators also believe that the decision was based on corruption scheme, and that it violates both Bulgarian and EU regulations. People marched... Еще through the streets to the Council of ministers, chanting «Resign!», «Citizens against the Mafia». The traffic in Sofia downtown was reportedly disrupted due to the march. Similar protests were organized in other Bulgarian cities.

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