Escaping an assassination attempt

Posted By: Barry Morgan · 1/21/2013 5:12:00 PM

You don't see something like this everyday.

A man jumped on stage and pointed a pistol at the leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party before security guards wrestled him to the ground. This happened during a live televised conference.

Ahmed Dogan, the long-time leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms escaped unhurt. TV footage showed a man jumping out of the audience and interrupting a speech by Dogan.

Security guards were seen beating and kicking the man, who was also carrying two knives. Police said they had arrested a 25-year-old man.

Dogan handed in his resignation hours after the attack, saying: "This time my decision is categorical."

 

 

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