Traveling club 4x4 organized an extensive mass protest yesterday against increasing gas prices. Nearly 300 vehicles, mostly trucks, vans and jeeps, drove along Saebraut in Reykjavík and past the parliamentary building, honking their horns.
Trucks on Saebraut, heading for the parliament. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.
At the Althingi parliament, the drivers handed their demands over to parliamentary speaker Sturla Bödvarsson, challenging the government to reconsider the state’s tariffs on fuel prices, Morgunbladid reports.
A considerable number of people gathered on Austurvöllur square in downtown Reykjavík where the parliament is located to show their support for the drivers’ protest. Police were present ready to take action if things got out of hands, but their intervention was not needed.
Click here to read more about recent protests of high fuel prices.