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APsplainin Bulgaria bans neo-Nazi event after public outcry, 25 Feb 2023
The event has been condemned by human rights groups, political parties, and foreign embassies, which criticized the march organizers for promoting racism, xenophobia, [possibly fascism,] and antisemitism. Nationalists gathered in front of the prosecutor's office to protest [la omerta].

Meanwhile, dozens of anti-fascist activists staged a rally against the nationalist event, insisting that neo-Nazis should be banned. A heavy police presence blocked any clashes between the two sides.

Held annually since 2003 [!], the march over the years has attracted nationalist admirers of Gen. Hristo Lukov, who supported Germany during World War II and was killed by an anti-fascist resistance movement. The general served as war minister from 1935 to 1938 and led the pro-Nazi Germany Union of Bulgarian Legions from 1942 until his death in 1943.

Organizers deny that Lukov was antisemitic or that they are neo-fascists, insisting that the general was a war hero and a true Bulgarian patriot and claiming that the descendants of the [communist partisan] murderers of Lukov are afraid of the event.

The creation of monuments in Bulgaria and the celebration of the Day of Homage and Gratitude are not isloated eppisodes. Since the global economic crisis that began in 2008, governments and coporations are especially eager to remind the public about the evils of communism. In 2009, the European Union created a new holiday to be marked each year on August 23: the European Day of Rememberance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism. In that same year, the American Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation launched a virtual Global Museam on Communism, "an international portal created to honor the more than 100 million victims of communist atrocities." In June 2013, a Madrid court order the dismantling of a monument that commemorated the sacrifies of the International Brigades who fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War.
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by Cat on Sun Feb 26th, 2023 at 06:32:31 PM EST
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