Bulgarian Farmers protesting at four border checkpoints with Romania March 29-31
The Bulgarian National Association of Grain Producers is leading protests at four border crossing points with Romania from March 29-31. The purpose of the action is to demand the government change rules around importing grain from Ukraine, which activists claim undercuts domestic producers. The targeted crossing points are Vidin, Ruse, Kardam, and Silistra; activists intend to use vehicles to block customs areas and adjacent roads.
The protests will result in significant disruptions at the targeted crossing points, including delays and possible suspension of traffic through border checkpoints. Authorities will deploy additional security forces to monitor the protests and may attempt to disperse protesters. The actions are likely to remain peaceful, though isolated clashes between activists and security services or with disgruntled road users are possible.