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(en) <alter-ee> The State Against The People - Bulgaria (Sofia)

Date Mon, 11 Jul 2005 15:17:03 +0300


The state intervened in the most brutal manner! 1000 police against 150 protesters.
Suhodol, the suburb situated 1 km from the capital's
disposal site, was the place in Bulgaria with the highest
concentration of riot police last night. After seven days
of blocking the access to Sofia's landfill and unseen
accumulation of waste on the streets of the city, the protest
was repressed and the garbage dumping restarted successfully.
Around 3 am police forces arrived at the landfill site in
Suhodol. The people, who had been blocking access to the
landfill for a week, sat tightly next to one another. The
“robocops” (the special riot police) broke brutally into
the first rows, almost trampling on the people, and started
to hit and push the ones in the very front of the human
blockade. Nobody from the protesters got up, so the police
started pulling everybody up and pushing people aside,
using a lot of brutal violence. The police took some of the
protesters, carried them away and dumped them in the ditch.
Several people were hurt.
In a very short time, due to the ratio in numbers between
police and protesters – 1000:150, the police forced the
people away and formed several thick cordons. They forced
people to move their cars away from the road, and some cars
were directly pushed off the road. In about 40 minutes the
waste collection trucks started coming in.

Meanwhile, all entrances to Suhodol were blocked. Nobody
was let to pass towards the blockade of the landfill. Even
some massmedia journalists were not allowed to pass. In the
village all houses were blocked and people were not allowed
to go out of their homes and join the rest of the
protesters at the landfill. The police blocked the church
as well, because some local people wanted to sound an alarm
using the church bell in order to gather people from the
village together.

All roads accessing Suhodol were blocked. The Sofia ring
road is blocked at the crossing with Car Boris III Blvd and
no cars are allowed to pass. Only trucks, public
transportation vehicles and minibus transport serves were
let through, but police were checking passengers’ IDs and
only people registered as residents of Suhodol were allowed
to go there.

The police were filming the protesters. Four people from
AnarchoResistance group was arested on his way back to
Sofia. All arested was set free after half day checking
documents in police.

Pictures from the action here (pictures are actually after
brutal action, cose our photographer took part in the
blocade):
http://bulgaria.indymedia.org/newswire/display/4011/index.php

More information here:
http://bulgaria.indymedia.org/newswire/display/4062/index.php

http://bulgaria.indymedia.org/feature/display/4070/index.php

@narvho solidarity
Tony

From: AnarhoSaprotiva <famanarchy-A-yahoo.com>
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