ENAR calls on the municipality of Sofia to forbid Lukov March

 

MRS. JORDANKA FANDAKOVA

MAYOR OF SOFIA MUNICIPALITY

Sofia 1000, Moskovska Str. #33

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Dear Mrs. Mayor,

Re: Protest letter against Lukov March

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) wishes to support ENAR Bulgaria’s protest letter condemning the racist and extremist ‘Lukov March’ that is to be held on Saturday 18 February 2012 in Sofia, which was sent to you on 10 February 2012.

The Bulgarian National Union (BNS), National Resistance (the Bulgarian formation of autonomous nationalists), Blood and Honour and other neo-Nazi formations intend to demonstrate once again their admiration for the openly fascist and racist views of the former minister of war and legionnaire from the time of World War II General Hristo Lukov. Every year since 2004 this celebration becomes a public demonstration of racist and neo-Nazi ideas. Members of neo-Nazi and neo-fascist groups from abroad (Germany, Russia, Romania, Belgium and others) that are often banned in their own countries also participate in the Lukov march.

ENAR therefore calls on the municipality of Sofia to forbid this demonstration scheduled on 18 February 2012. ENAR also requests that the municipality takes effective measures against the phenomenon of racism.

 

Yours sincerely,

Michael Privot

ENAR Director

 

Copy of this letter to:

‐ Mr. Kostantin Penchev, Ombudsman of Bulgaria