A large crowd gathered today in downtown Reykjavík to protest gender income inequality at the Women’s Day Off event.
Per the platform of the Left-Green party to which Katrín belongs, Iceland should resign from NATO and stop allowing military training exercises to take place in the country.
“We have one simple demand,” read the press release. “[T]hat effective action be taken immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
“Such production practices are a threat to wild salmon and trout stocks and have numerous negative environmental impacts on the ecosystem of Iceland,” wrote chef Garðar Kári Garðarson.
At the time of this writing over 7,000 people have signed the petition and that number is steadily climbing.
Students at the Iceland Academy of the Arts are refusing to pay tuition fees in protest against poor facilities and worsening service at the school.
A total of 51,296 signed a petition protesting Minister of Fisheries Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson’s bill on the distribution of the mackerel fishing quota, which makes it the fifth largest petition in Iceland’s history. The collection of signatures concluded at midnight.
Over 3,300 people have RSVPd on Facebook to a protest against the incumbent administration, held at Austurvöllur tomorrow, on June 17, the Icelandic National Day.
Thousands gathered at Austurvöllur square yesterday to express their grievances with the current coalition government lead by Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson of the Progressive Party, and Bjarni Benediktsson, minister of finance and Independence Party chair.
Over 6,000 people are expected to attend an anti-government rally in Austurvöllur square in front of Iceland’s parliament at 5 pm this afternoon.
Organizers of the Icelandic entry to the Venice Biennale say they fear protests today, following a campaign encouraging locals to boycott Iceland and Icelandic products and calling upon the Icelandic government to apologize.
Almost 30,000 people have signed a petition in protest of a bill on the distribution of the mackerel quota presented by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson at the end of April.
Representatives of the Pirate Party protested yesterday the destruction of furniture which have been used in Reykjavík City Hall for years. It turned out that the furniture which the city had bought in good faith were replicas of Cassina sofas designed by Le Corbusier.
Hafnarfjörður recently become the first municipality in Iceland to include instruction about homosexuality in sex education. Musician Gylfi Ægisson caused outrage when commenting on Facebook that people should “protect the children” from “the indoctrination … by small but loud pressure groups.”...
The Social Democrat Alliance youth organization is planning the event #OccupySaga today between 9 am and 12 noon, encouraging people to call the radio station Útvarp Saga and protest hate speech among the radio station’s hosts.