10/06/2011 - The news was reported by the TV channel bTV, informing the roadblock took place on Sofia's "Slivnitsa" boulevard Thursday night into Friday.
Police detained 6 people in the "Zaharna Fabrika" (Sugar Factory) Roma quarter in an operation aimed at robberies and theft, triggering a mass riot among the residents.
Masked policemen entered the quarter minutes before midnight and took 6 people to the nearby 3rd police precinct. Other Roma revolted saying the police arrested innocent people and beat up others for no reason. They insisted the detainees make a living by rummaging into dumpsters and do not deal with theft.