Bulgarian Police Officers Injured as Crowd Protesting COVID Measures Tries to Enter National Assembly

Police held off protesters’ attempts to enter Bulgaria’s parliament building in Sofia on January 12, during a demonstration against COVID-19 measures in the country.

The demonstration, organized by the nationalist Revival parliamentary group, demanded the country’s COVID-19 “green certificate” requirement – certifying that a person has a high antibody count – be dropped, NOVA reported.

The country’s interior ministry said four police officers were injured and a man carrying a gas pistol was arrested, as protesters attempted to enter the National Assembly building.

Footage posted by Petko Petkov shows crowds confronting police officers at the top of the steps of the National Assembly building. Credit: Petko Petkov via Storyful

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