The last days in Sofia and other Bulgarian cities there have been street gangs in the centers together with massive police- ambulance- and firetruck gatherings during the evening. The reason is a 19 year old kid who was run over and killed last Friday by a Roma man. According to rumors the kill was ordered by the Roma Tsar Kiro (Kiril Rashkov), and one day before the accident one of the Tsar’s grandsons wrote on his Facebook profile “The one who is my enemy should die in a traffic accident!”. This have resulted in big continuous street riot with hundreds of people, mostly soccer hooligans and ultra-rightists, arrested and the Tsar together with his family and clan members taken in protection by the police. Also one of the Tsar’s homes was burned down last Saturday by hooligans that were gathered from several Bulgarian cities.
A lot of people think that everything that happen here right now is partly because of the upcoming elections. Both before and after the accident several probes of the Tsar’s real estate properties and assets were done by the National Revenue Agency (NRA).
It’s common in Bulgaria that the police is leaking information in their press releases, like names and addresses of people. In this case they for example stated that “The family is going to be taken to an unidentified location, 80 km away from Sofia.” which can only be three cities. Also they told that the driver of the car was a 55 year old man with the initials C.Y.
Where this will lead nobody knows, but many of the Bulgarians seem to support the riots as they think the Roma people are unfairly privileged. It’s a shame that the Roma people will get an even worse reputation after this event.
There are about 400-800 000 Roma people living in Bulgaria depending on different sources.