City administration of Stara Zagora set up a plan for mass eviction of all Roma settlements in the Lozenetz quarter due to a reforestation of the area in the period 2014–2016  . The plan started with the demolition of more than 50 Roma houses in July 2014. Two years later (2016), the land had not been reforested 
In the period after 1999 serious tensions between the municipal council and some private land owners, on the one hand, and the Roma community on the other, emerged. As a result, there were several cases of anti-Roma demonstrations and planned evictions as an authorities’ response. Following the 2011 election campaign promise, the current mayor and his administration set up a plan for mass eviction of all Roma houses in the Lozenetz quarter and reforestation of the area . The actual construction of Catholic boarding school emerged however  .
Still, approximately four hundred Roma were facing an increasing risk of living on the streets . Thirty-eight of those households still live in the neighbourhood, sheltered by friends or relatives. The demolition resulted in the displacement of 124 children .
“We know nothing about these people. We know only that they keep coming and coming", the Mayor of Lozenetz stated .
The local authority and the neighbours cite "the expansion of the Roma neighbourhood beyond the urban regulated areas in 2015 – compared with an image from 2004 which is accompanied by total deforestation of the surrounding area" . This is why the Roma were evicted. But still afforestation never took place nor are the Roma included in the green urban planning or the reforestation plan in Lozenetz  .
More than 100 inhabitants of the Roma in Lozenetz had been throwing tiles at the police from a roof of one of the houses to be demolished .Others erected barricades and formed a human chain . Two protesters were arrested and and authorities pressed charges against them  . Moreover, Roma district Fakulteta in the city of Sofia was in support of the inhabitants of the Lozenets district in Stara Zagora, whose illegal houses were demolished. Three trains were blocked on the road as a result of the protest .
The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee were also protesting the procedure undertaken by the Stara Zagora town hall: "Practicing institutional racist violence" in this case and "the creation of homeless people does not address social problems, it creates them. The irresponsible behavior of the state will lead to more judgments against Bulgaria and in the long term will have serious consequences for all of society," the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee said in a press release .