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Third Day of Protests

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From Monday's protest. The sign reads Bye $immi (short for Sigmundur). Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

A protest is planned on Austurvöllur square at 5:00 pm today, the third day in a row. According to Vísir, organizers stress they never asked for Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson as prime minister, but PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson announced yesterday he would be stepping aside and would like Sigurður to take over his position. What the organizers demand instead is elections. The protest is organized by Jæja, the same group that planned Monday’s demonstration, which drew up to 22,000 people.

The country has been in turmoil since revelations about PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s ties to a company on Tortola, which came to light following a leak of documents from a notorious Panama law firm.

On the protesters’ Facebook page, 3,300 people have declared their intention to participate.

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