A new protest movement has been started in Iceland, MBL.is reports: the Orange Protesters. A statement from the group says that Orange is a peaceful group of protesters, made up of people opposed to the violence of the last few days.
An Orange representative met with a police representative on Thursday to explain that protesters wearing orange clothes will be peaceful and oppose violence. Orange clothes will be the equivalent of a white flag to mark out peaceful protesters, the movement says.
The group’s statement says that orange is a peaceful symbol of change. The Orange Protesters endorse allowing Icelanders to vote for a new government as soon as possible. The Orange group says it does not support any particular political party, and orange is not a colour associated with any Icelandic party.
The group encourages all peaceful protesters to mark themselves orange and show that they are taking part in a peaceful protest, without violence and without extremism.