Georgi Yovchev, who is among the victims of the protest against the Bulgarian Football Union, will file a complaint against the policeman who broke his nose with a baton.
“The person in question is from the neighboring district. With the initials T. B. I saw him, and then I recognized his demeanor from the videos. I will file a complaint against him and demand that absolutely all the recordings from Gurko Street be seized so that it can be seen that I went to the protest peacefully and do not participate in any faction. I did not throw stones, I did not burn buses, I did not destroy ambulances,” Yovchev explained to BBC.
He joined from his hospital room in “Pirogov”, where he was operated on yesterday.
“At 10:28 p.m., the gendarmerie threatened to use water weapons against me and the other 20-25 people who had remained at the Youth Palace. They ordered us to disperse and I wondered why they wanted it, given that we are extremely few people and we do absolutely nothing. I chanted “Resignation”, drank beer and was with my little brother”, said Yovchev. The gendarmerie chased the people. “At one point they put me on the ground and started beating me. The moment they put me down, I stood up. One of the policemen hit me in the arm, my phone fell and broke, then he hit me directly in the nose with the baton.” , he further explained.
As soon as he felt the tension on the other side, he started shooting. That’s why he didn’t expect violence against him.
I filed the application with a single goal – to make the protest legal, explained Ivaylo Grozdev. He himself did not know the organizers of the event, but decided to submit an application to the Metropolitan Municipality. Grozdev denied being part of an agitation, as well as inciting violence at the protest.