Representatives of the Association of Restaurants in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Association of Establishments briefly blocked the central Sofia crossroads of "Eagles’ Bridge" before moving their protest to the Ministry of Health. The two organizations are calling for a new plan to deal with the crisis in connection with the expected new pandemic wave - without closures or restrictions on the working hours of the sites and with state support in case of reduced capacity and unusable places.
In Plovdiv, more than 100 workers in the industry also blocked a street for an hour. According to protesters, the focus should be on a campaign motivating more people to get vaccinated, rather than on closing businesses.
A protest also took place in Burgas and there was a blockade at the exit of the city, but protesters were dispersed by the police, BNR correspondents report.