Petition update

WJC petition signed by 175,000 and calling for ban on neo-Nazi march delivered to Bulgarian PM

World Jewish Congress

Feb 2, 2018 — Dear Friends - This morning, World Jewish Congress (WJC) CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer met with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and handed him the petition you signed requesting that the Bulgarian government issue an administrative ban on a neo-Nazi march scheduled for February 13.

The annual neo-Nazi march in Sofia has been held since 2003, with dark-clad demonstrators mounting a torch-lit parade in honor of Hristo Lukov, leader of the Union of Bulgarian National Legions. Lukov was a major backer of the introduction of anti-Semitic laws. Lukov supported the deportation of 11,343 Jews from Bulgarian-controlled territories to their deaths Treblinka. The WJC petition calls on the government to use administrative action to enforce a ban on the march, which continues to occur each year despite efforts to sanction it. Read more here:

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