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March 4, 2013

Bulgarian Spring?

Man's death gives momentum to widespread protests.
Protest in Bulgaria
Protesters shout slogans and wave Bulgarian national flags during an anti-monopoly protest in Sofia on March 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF

A Bulgarian man died on Sunday after setting himself ablaze last week. His death takes place amid protests that have swept across the country in recent weeks. Plamen Goranov is the third person to self-immolate during the demonstrations, which led to the resignation of Prime Minister Boiko Borisov and his center-right government.
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