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Bulgaria: Protesters hold anti-NATO rally outside parliament in Sofia02:17

Bulgaria: Protesters hold anti-NATO rally outside parliament in Sofia

Bulgaria, Sofia
July 9, 2016 at 17:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters rallied outside the Bulgarian Parliament, demanding the exit of Bulgaria from the NATO, in Sofia, Saturday, while the 2016 NATO Summit was taking place in the Polish capital of Warsaw.

Protesters waved Bulgarian flags and held banners that denounced the Alliance for its military operations in Eastern Europe.

One protester, Marin Marinov, who took part in the rally as a representative of the Russian motor club 'Night Wolves', called for limiting the NATO presence in Bulgaria. He said, "I appeal to all Bulgarian people to block the [NATO] bases altogether, by all kinds of means, so that the NATO presence is limited and sent out of Bulgaria. We will do it that way."

The 2016 NATO Summit, which is taking place from July 9 to July 10, is the first NATO summit since Wales 2014. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is to chair several meetings, with several bilateral meetings expected to take place on the summit's side-lines.

Bulgaria: Protesters hold anti-NATO rally outside parliament in Sofia02:17
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Protesters rallied outside the Bulgarian Parliament, demanding the exit of Bulgaria from the NATO, in Sofia, Saturday, while the 2016 NATO Summit was taking place in the Polish capital of Warsaw.

Protesters waved Bulgarian flags and held banners that denounced the Alliance for its military operations in Eastern Europe.

One protester, Marin Marinov, who took part in the rally as a representative of the Russian motor club 'Night Wolves', called for limiting the NATO presence in Bulgaria. He said, "I appeal to all Bulgarian people to block the [NATO] bases altogether, by all kinds of means, so that the NATO presence is limited and sent out of Bulgaria. We will do it that way."

The 2016 NATO Summit, which is taking place from July 9 to July 10, is the first NATO summit since Wales 2014. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is to chair several meetings, with several bilateral meetings expected to take place on the summit's side-lines.

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