Protests in Iceland

icesave-protest1Several hundred people met yesterday outside the Icelandic parliament to take part in a protest organised by the Voices of the People movement – the same group behind this winter’s protests which helped lead to the fall of the old government.

Several protesters lit a disk of fireworks which made a lot of noise; but the protest was otherwise peaceful, mbl.is reports.

The Voices of the People said 1,000 people protested, but the police put the figure at just 100. People mbl.is spoke to put the figure at “several hundred”.

Hordur Torfason, the group spokesman, said the protest went well and the atmosphere was good. Another protest has been organised for next Saturday.

The rally was called to protest the Icesave deal being debated by parliament and to protest the difficult situation households and companies are facing. Many believe the government is not doing enough to help.

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