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The 2016 Slut Walk in Reykjavík.

Thousands Participate in Sixth Annual Slut Walk

Thousands of people demonstrated against sex offense, gender-based violence and slut shaming in downtown Reykjavík on Saturday, as part of the sixth annual Druslugangan, or Slut Walk. One of its organizers, Hjalti Vigfússon, estimates that around 15,000 people participated in the walk.

Police

Police Officer Sues Icelandic State

Aldís Hilmarsdóttir, former head of the narcotics division of the greater Reykjavík police, has filed a lawsuit against the Icelandic state because of the police chief’s decision to have her transferred to a different position in January this year.

Bands Threaten to Withdraw from Festival

The decision by Vestmannaeyjar Police Chief Páley Borgþórsdóttir not to provide the media with information about the number of potential sexual assault cases at the Þjóðhátíð festival until investigation is complete, caused musicians to protest yesterday.

Strong Reaction to Silence on Sex Assaults

Vestmannaeyjar Police Chief Páley Borgþórsdóttir’s decision not to provide the media with information about potential sexual assaults during the outdoor festival Þjóðhátíð in Vestmannaeyjar has caused a strong reaction.

Police

Police to Keep Quiet about Sexual Assaults

Chief of Police in Vestmannaeyjar Páley Borgþórsdóttir told Fréttablaðið today that the police will not inform the media about sexual assaults which may occur during the outdoor festival Þjóðhátíð, July 29-Agust 1, until after the investigation has been concluded.

No Money for Marrying Icelandic Maiden

False rumors about the Icelandic government offering financial compensation to foreign men willing to marry Icelandic women have caused dozens of suitors to contact the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Nice, France.

Icelanders in Nice Asked to Contact Family

Following the attack that killed at least 84 people in Nice last night, the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs asks Icelanders in Nice and vicinity to contact relatives as soon as possible.

Police

Scandal at Reykjavík Police Station

Reykjavík Police Chief Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir has been found to have violated the Administrative Procedure Act by temporarily relieving a policeman in the narcotics division of his duties in January.

Sveinsgil

Body of Tourist Found

Search and rescue crews have found the body of a French tourist who fell into a river by Sveinsgil ravine in the southern Icelandic highlands Tuesday night.

Kárahnjukavirkjun hydro power plant

Submarine Cable Would Mean Major Power Plants

If the proposed project of connecting Iceland’s energy grid with Britain’s via a submarine cable is realized, that would require the construction of power plants in Iceland the size of two Kárahnúkar projects, or 1,400 megawattts.

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