AP: Bulgaria’s government has resigned after days of violent protests fueled by outrage over rising energy costs, corruption and a general economic decline in what is already the European Union’s poorest nation.
Tens of thousands of Bulgarians had turned out in cities across this nation of 7.3 million people since Sunday in protests. They accused their leaders of having ties to crime and demanded that the government resign. Many chanted ‘Mafia!’
Photo: Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (R) leaves the parliament in Sofia on February 20, 2013 after announcing his government’s resignation following days of sometimes violent street protests in the European Union’s poorest member. (AFP/Getty Images)