Trapped Passengers: Over 1,800 Bus Drivers Protested on Thursday

Over 1,800 buses protested on Thursday in the country and trapped passengers who were forced to wait on the bus stations. At the central one in Sofia, people did not know what the reason for the protest was.

In more than 30 cities, including Haskovo, Kardzhali, Silistra, Yambol, Bourgas, Plovdiv, Montana and Smolyan people were in the trap of the dissatisfied drivers.

Carriers said it would not be the last protest and added such will be on 25 and 28 June in Sofia.

"The reason for our dissatisfaction is the submitted for discussion law. None of us has been asked to share an opinion regarding these texts," said the owner of “Union Ivkoni”. According to him, the law should be withdrawn.

"This draft law is lobbying, created by a small group of people for serving private interests. In this law, the biggest problem is the lack of democracy. It is not clear how management structures will be selected. This is an attempt of the big ones to control the whole industry and to use it in their own interest," comments Petar Zahariev, a member of the Board of the National Association of Road Carriers.

The plan for the protest on June 25 is now ready. It will include 740 buses from 112 companies. The protest will be supported by more than 200 trucks.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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