Bulgarians take to streets over petrol prices

Sofia – Tens of thousands of Bulgarians on Sunday protested against rising petrol prices by blockading petrol stations and taking part in long motorcades.

The price rises have followed unrest across oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Demonstrators parked hundreds of cars and honked their horns in front of the parliament building in the capital Sofia. They demanded that the government decrease value added tax or the consumption tax on petrol within a week.

At tank stations car drivers blocked normal business by repeatedly buying small amounts of petrol.

Demonstrators in the capital were also protesting against rising food, electricity and water prices.


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