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VASIL GUROV

Bulgarians decry ‘eco vandalism’ on coast

It may not be the holiday season, but Bulgaria's Black Sea coast has been the focus of a lot of media attention in recent weeks.

After pictures emerged on social media earlier this month of a giant sand dune being bulldozed, there's been an angry reaction among eco activists and the general public.

On 12 January, Bulgarian musician and activist Vasil Gyurov posted pictures on Facebook with the caption: "This is what the protected dunes look like at the Smokiniya campsite. How convenient - in January. Scum!"

The post prompted disbelief on social media. Stefani Pavlova wrote: There'll be nothing left of this country... it's our fault that we put up with it. Lawlessness, anarchy... Our future looks black..."

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