Pic Of The Week (8/2013) – Bagpipers Leading a Protest March in Sofia

Bagpipers leading a march of several hundred government supporters in Sofia, minutes before the government collectively stepped down.

A group of bagpipers lead a march of government supporters in Sofia
A group of bagpipers lead a march of government supporters in Sofia

(Image Copyright 2013 © by Johann Brandstätter/ JB Photography)

Bagpipers leading several hundred supporters of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his center-right government on their march to the parliament in Sofia. Meanwhile, inside lawmakers vote on the resignation of the government. An overwhelming majority is in favor, thus paving the way for early elections.

The bagpipers obviously brightened the mood of the demonstrators because as soon as they arrived in front of the parliament an old man started a folk dance, minutes later a whole group was into it.

More images from recent demonstrations in Sofia on my website.

Canon EOS 50D & Canon EF 24-105mm L IS USM (@80mm); f/6.3; 1/1000; ISO 500

 

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