Bulgaria's gov't resigns - 'I will not participate in a gov't under which police are beating people'Submitted by ecard71 on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 05:19
Bulgaria's government resigned from office after nationwide protests against high electricity prices, joining a long list of European administrations felled by austerity measures.
Prime Minister Boiko Borisov had tried to calm protests by sacking his finance minister, pledging to cut power prices and punish foreign-owned companies, but the measures failed to defuse discontent and protests continued on Tuesday.
Many Bulgarians are deeply unhappy over high energy costs, power monopolies, low living standards and corruption in the European Union's poorest country.
At least 25 people were taken to hospital after protesters clashed with police late on Tuesday.
Boiko Borisov said: 'I will not participate in a government under which police are beating people'
May the WILL of the people continue to supersede government corruption. We might want to take a page at what actually seems to cause an actual government response and bring about actual change.
Once again, a government responds to mass protests. Why can't we understand that HERE??? Too comfortable? Doesn't hurt enough yet?
Bulgaria, Tunisia, all brought about by mass protests. Who's next?