The Sofia District Prosecutor’s Office charged and detained a man for committing hooligan acts and damaging other people’s property during a protest on the occasion of a football match, the press center of the prosecutor’s office announced.
Yesterday around 19:35 in front of the building of the Turkish Embassy in Sofia, the accused 20-year-old man threw a stone with which he broke the rear left window of a Volkswagen police minibus. The act is characterized by extreme audacity, according to the prosecutor’s office. The man is also accused of damaging someone else’s movable property, which is state property. In this case, pre-trial proceedings have been initiated for a crime punishable by “imprisonment”. The man was detained for up to 72 hours by decree of the supervising prosecutor. A motion to remand the accused in custody is pending.
The Sofia District Prosecutor’s Office supervises and leads two more pre-trial proceedings for broken and damaged real estate, as well as for hooliganism. The investigation into them continues. About 30 persons, who were initially detained for a period of up to 24 hours by the police during the protest, are subject to measures under the Law on the Preservation of Public Order at Sports Events.
More than 80 elements of the city’s infrastructure have been damaged after last night’s protests in the center of Sofia, the press center of the municipality announced. Fans and police were injured last night during the protest against the leadership of the Bulgarian Football Union.