The Macedonian cultural club “Nikola Vapcarov” in Blagoevgrad, which is still unofficially open, was the subject of vandalism yesterday by an unknown perpetrator/s who considers everything Macedonian in the Republic of Bulgaria. As reported by the Association for the Protection of Basic Individual Human Rights, yesterday the letter “M” was removed from the title of the Macedonian cultural club “Nikola Vapcarov”.
“Nov Asnom” informs that: “This act of vandalism is an attack on inter-ethnic tolerance in European Bulgaria, whose government does not condemn such acts of inter-ethnic intolerance and by that very fact sides with the perpetrators of this vandal act. On the other hand, our government is calmly silent on the aggressive ethnic intolerance manifested against the Macedonians in Bulgaria, effectively implementing the Bulgarian Agreement, point 11, paragraph 5 of it. With that, the government of the country whose name is Severna, puts itself on the side of those who fuel ethnic intolerance in Bulgaria.”
“Nov Asnom” believes that nurturing ties with our relatives and friends from Pirin Macedonia, as well as helping them, is the only solution in conditions when our identity is attacked on all grounds by the Republic of Bulgaria.