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Miners protest for saving jobs in Sofia, Bulgaria

Hundreds of Bulgarian coal miners and energy workers staged a protest on Wednesday, October 13 to demand government guarantees for their jobs amid bids by the European Union to close mines and reduce carbon emissions. Buses carried protesters from across Bulgaria for the rally in downtown Sofia, where demonstrators chanted “we want jobs!” as they marched to the government headquarters. This video shows a miner's march in Sofia, Bulgaria to protect the largest coal-fired power plant. They demand the working period of “Maritsa Iztok” plants to be guaranteed at least until 2040.

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