Dimitar Dimitrov Anti-poverty protestor Bulgaria
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Poverty in Bulgaria drives more to make ultimate sacrifice

In Bulgaria, six people have set fire to themselves in protest at worsening poverty levels since the start of the year, with four losing their lives.

When Bulgarians go to the polls on Sunday, poverty will be a big issue. The last government was toppled in February after a wave of public anger at falling wages in the EU's poorest member state.

Tom Esslemont reports.

  • 10 May 2013
  • From the section Europe
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