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Bulgarian police escort out lawmakers who were trapped inside by protesters

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posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 08:46 AM
... Forgive me for paraphrasing the title. The original was a bit too long to fit.

Hold the phone though. Whats this? I didn't realize Bulgaria was under a state of citizen siege of their Government and Capital? This is interesting and especially to hear about this far along. The media must have just let this slip their mind..right?

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian police on Wednesday broke up a blockade of Parliament and escorted out more than 100 lawmakers and ministers who had been trapped inside the besieged building for more than eight hours by protesters seeking to oust the left-leaning government.
Police in riot gear pushed away the protesters and formed a corridor to allow those trapped since Tuesday to leave the building.

Sounds like a hot time in the old town there! Now that part isn't what surprised me so much. Protests these days are getting to be as common as seeing someone hail a taxi in New York City. However, THIS? I hadn't been aware of....

Anti-government protests in Bulgaria's capital have been going on for 40 days, and escalated on Tuesday evening as several hundred demonstrators trapped 109 people — including three ministers, some 30 lawmakers and their staff — inside Parliament.

and to give just a bit of background before folks head over to read the story (There is a lot more, making it worth the moment or two, IMO)

The Socialist-backed government took office after early elections in May, following the resignation of the previous cabinet amid anti-austerity protests. The government commands only 120 seats in the 240-seat Parliament and has to rely on the support from a nationalist party.

Well now, it would seem people power is breaking out all over the place....and more than Media would bother mentioning. Perhaps the concern is in giving people workable ideas? Oh well... Whatever the case for why this has seemed to be back page material up to now, it's hard to say it's not world news now that it's across the primary AP wires and especially in the context this story comes.

...I wonder what would happen if people power trapped Senators like Pelosi and Reid, Boehner and Cantor inside the Capital Building? I have a feeling our cops would be far less.....understanding about the response. Just my hunch.

posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 09:03 AM
Things never cease to amaze me...

This : Anti-government protests in Bulgaria's capital have been going on for 40 days.. i mean 40 DAYS???

This is the first time i have heard about it over here in France... not been spoken about on any of the MSM news channels or radio apart from a couple of political based papers... MSM probably been told by the Gvt to keep their mouths shut in case people start getting ideas (You know how the French are about defending their rights...

Kindest respects

edit on 24-7-2013 by Rodinus because: Word added

posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 09:06 AM
Yep I assume you too have noticed that a 'people protest' seem to receive very little or selective coverage by MSN..Hummm wonder why? Not kidding many have gone unreported except by the local news having to live through the circumstances.

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