Bulganians stage rally to honor anti-Semitic WWII general
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Hundreds of Bulgarians have marched through their capital to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities.


Sofia's mayor had banned Saturday's rally, organized by the far-right Bulgarian National Union. But police did not intervene after the participants changed its planned route at the last minute.


Chanting "Wake up, Bulgarians!" the marchers praised Gen. Hristo Lukov, who had supported Germany during the Second World War and was killed by an anti-fascist resistance movement on February 13, 1943. (AP)