Anti-Government Protesters Close Sofia University
Monday, 28 October 2013
Classes at the Sofia University have been cancelled after students protesting against the government announced during the weekend full occupation of the main university building.
The protest started last week as students occupied a lecture hall in disagreement over a recent ruling by the Constitutional Court that the credentials of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski as MP should not be terminated.
Under the Constitution, one cannot perform any other civil service while serving as an MP.
Parliament appointed Peevski as head of the national security agency in June but two days later revoked its decision, bowing to public pressure.
On Sunday evening, thousands gathered in front of the Parliament to express their support for the protesting students and demand that the government step down.
Anti-government protests are being staged in downtown Sofia every evening for more than four months now.
The University’s management will discuss the situation at an extraordinary meeting on Monday.