The Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Zhivko Kotsev, also commented on the protest against the BFS and the actions of the police.
“The presence in front of you is not a reason to be proud. Therefore, a few anti-heroes, masks, displaced the idea, the cause, the meaning of the protest against the leadership of the BFS. We have made our initial assessments, quickly identified the police officers who arbitrarily allowed themselves to exercise aggression against peaceful, civilian citizens unrelated to the protest actions.
What is the conclusion? We should not put all police officers under one denominator. It is important to save ourselves, I am asking through you to stop pitting the police against the public or vice versa. Let us all, together with you, unite and stand against the hooliganism of the offenders and against the wrongdoing of the police officers in the system. The uniform must be worn with honor and dignity. All colleagues who conscientiously and responsibly fulfilled their duties and coped, quelled the tension. We conclude that the damage prevented is far greater than the damage caused. It could have been worse.
I would like to make a poison appeal to those who are not experts to stop talking and practice on police work. People who lack expertise and knowledge. Stop the politicking. The less inexperience there is on the backs of the police, the greater the chances of success and the greater the likelihood of maintaining motivation. The authority and self-confidence of the police officers is sufficiently damaged. We have the will to deal with all negative processes. We want to deal with the offenders and also with the black sheep in the system who give a bad image. We will not tolerate people who have no desire to work and develop. We can do this all together, as citizens and employees, who show intolerance to this kind of actions”.