Neo-Nazis spoiled Sofia Pride

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Neo-Nazi groups have threatened a violent attack on a Pride event in the Bulgarian capital planned for Saturday. This week organizers promised not to cancel the event despite right-wing threatens of violent attack. The neo-Nazi group known as ‘National Resistance’ is plotting a counter-demonstration, calling on participants to bring “brooms and shovels with long wooden handles” to “cleanse Sofia and Bulgaria from the garbage.” “Bulgaria has fallen under the control of a government of extreme nationalism. Hate speech is becoming more and more popular in our society,” the local MP warns, “What is happening with the Sofia Pride should not be a surprise, given that one of the slogans of the leader of the parliamentary group of the United Patriots Volen Siderov is No to Gay European Union! or Homosexuality is an abnormal condition.” After the successful elections in Netherlands and France we shouldn’t leave Bulgaria to become the black spot of extreme nationalism in Europe.” The international human rights groups are urging the local politicians and legal authorities to take the situation under control to provide safety for people.

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