Icelandic PM under constant guard

A policeman directly working for the Police Commissioner is following Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir’s every move, and has been doing since the recent wave of protests began this month.

It is the national commissioner of police who constantly analyses ministers’ safety and decides what security measures are necessary to protect them. It is unusual for any politician in Iceland to be given a constant guard, and DV reports that the PM’s guard is from the elite Viking Squad.

It was not made clear whether other ministers are being provided with covert guards since the protests began, but the Ministry of Finance confirmed to Visir.is that its minister, Steingrimur J. Sigfusson is not under police protection.

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