The Bulgarian business magazine Manager wrote on September 28:
“The Bulgarians have so many reasons to protest that they don’t know where to start. Whether it’s the economy, the crime rate, the judiciary, social affairs, health or education, the problems are so huge and worrying that they have paralysed all society. On the one hand people have lost their patience, on the other they are drowning in self-pity at the fact that the state has sunk so low. Moreover everyone bears individual responsibility for their family, their sick parents and so on….
“And because many families have to fight for their own survival on a daily basis, the day of protest remains a distant prospect and the demonstrations are half-hearted and sporadic.”