Bulgarian protester dies after self-immolation


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The Independent Online

A protester who set himself on fire last month has died, the second fatality following rallies against high power bills and corruption that have toppled a government.

Giving new impetus to daily demonstrations, which are now in their fourth week, Bulgarians prepared to stage memorial services for Plamen Goranov, a 36-year-old artist who set himself alight at the city hall in the Black Sea port of Varna on 20 February.

Mr Goranov has become a symbol for the hundreds of thousands of protesters.