Residents of the East Fjords are angry over the announcement Friday by Minister of Transport and Local Government Jón Gunnarsson to postpone improvements of the bumpy part of the Ring Road in Berufjörður fjord.
Thousands of people, mostly women, convened on Austurvöllur square at 3:15 pm today to demand equal pay for women and men for the same kind of work.
Thousands of protesters peacefully convened on Austurvöllur square on Saturday afternoon, demanding immediate parliamentary elections.
At the end of an unprecedented week in Icelandic politics, things are a little quieter today as the ‘new’ government takes control—but the situation is hardly less volatile, and a large swathe of society is angrier than ever.
An unprecedented leak of more than 11 million documents from the notorious Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals detailed information about a company owned by Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and his wife Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir.
A demonstration is planned on Austurvöllur square, Reykjavík, at 5 pm on Monday, demanding elections and insisting that the government has no mandate.
A protest is scheduled for 5:00 pm today in front of the Reykjavík District Court building on occasion of recent verdicts in rape cases in which all the accused were acquitted.
A group of disabled women today demanded that the summer home be closed in which sexual assaults allegedly took place in the past.
“That the protest was on that particular day reflects a certain situation which must be tackled. Though it did, unfortunately, put a dampener on festivities,” the mayor of Reykjavík commented following yesterday’s protests against the government which took place on the National Day, June 17.