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Bulgaria: Nationalists torchlit procession marks Liberation Day03:17

Bulgaria: Nationalists torchlit procession marks Liberation Day

Bulgaria, Stara Zagora
March 3, 2019 at 23:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of nationalists from across Bulgaria marched through the city of Stara Zagora on Sunday to celebrate the country's Liberation Day.

Demonstrators chanted "blood and honour", "for Bulgaria - freedom of dead" as well as "Long live the victory", while waving various flags many of which carried far-right symbols.

The evening procession, organised by 'Defender' patriotic organisation and the far-right Bulgarian National Union, ended in front of the monument to Bulgarian revolutionists.

The event was escorted by a strong police presence and passed off peacefully.

Bulgaria was liberated from Ottoman rule in the wake of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. Liberation Day marks the date when the Treaty of San Stefano was signed and Bulgaria was proclaimed as an independent state.

Bulgaria: Nationalists torchlit procession marks Liberation Day03:17
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Hundreds of nationalists from across Bulgaria marched through the city of Stara Zagora on Sunday to celebrate the country's Liberation Day.

Demonstrators chanted "blood and honour", "for Bulgaria - freedom of dead" as well as "Long live the victory", while waving various flags many of which carried far-right symbols.

The evening procession, organised by 'Defender' patriotic organisation and the far-right Bulgarian National Union, ended in front of the monument to Bulgarian revolutionists.

The event was escorted by a strong police presence and passed off peacefully.

Bulgaria was liberated from Ottoman rule in the wake of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. Liberation Day marks the date when the Treaty of San Stefano was signed and Bulgaria was proclaimed as an independent state.