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November 13, 2008

Painted Valhöll red last night

Filed under: Protests,Uncategorized — newsfrettir @ 2:21 pm
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Valhöll

Valhöll

The north gate of Valhöll, the capital of the Independence party, was spray painted red last night. The red color reaches up to 6 meters high. The police got a report about the new color from the Security guards of Securitas at three a.m. this morning. The police was at that time out on a call because of a break in in Ármúli. Because of this the Independence Party has decided to increase security around the house.

It is unknown who were the doers, but the police had an anonymous tip that the house of the Parliament would be painted that night, so the police guarded the Parliament.

There were two hooded individuals seen running away around around midnight after firing up a large firework set in front of the house of the Parliament.

News Article by Júlíus
Original Article in Icelandic

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Valhöll in a bath

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 1:07 pm
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Valhöll

Valhöll

Valhöll is having a bath after the nights happening but someone painted it partially red. There are workers trying to get the red color off with high pressure water wash but there are men from the company Allt Af high pressure wash that are working this project. About 4 am last night the police received an announcement from the company Securitas that the house has taken some change during the night, but the doers were not to be found and no one was as a suspect from what the police says. The washers say that this is red ship paint and difficult to handle but they think they will be working this until afternoon.

According to the information the Independence party gave out the security around Valhöll has been increased.

(Translators note – Valhöll is home to the offices of the Independence party)

News Artice by Þóra Kristín Ásgeirsdóttir
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Call to a peaceful protest meeting

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 12:46 pm
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From the protests last Saturday

From the protests last Saturday

Phalanx against the situation call to a protest meet at Austurvöllur next Saturday at 15.00 like the past few Saturdays. Those who will be speaking are: Andri Snær writer, Viðar Þorsteinsson philosopher and Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir writer.

November 12, 2008

Formed a “wall of shield” around the house of the Parliament

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 1:02 pm
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A group of protesters gathered at the house of the Parliament at noon and took place around the house and formed a wall of shield.

It was the group New Era that held this protest meet, but their goal is that the govern of Geir H. Haarde will resign, and there would be formed national government and elections would be at first possible chance. This is thought to be the grounds to build Iceland up again.
The credibility of the prime minister is none and overseas it has been noted that the patience of the Icelandic nation is surprisingly great towards the government.

News Article by Egill
Original Article in Icelandic

Holding Hands

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 12:50 pm
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A group of people are now at the house of the Parliament in central Reykjavík and form a circle around the house and hold hands. These are actions from the group New Era, a group that has the goal that there will be held elections for congress as soon as possible.

It is expected that all upto two hundred persons will participate in the protests, that are peaceful. The people did stop Halldór Blöndal, former member of congress and president of congress, could get into the house through the main door so he had to go through the back door. The members of the congress have been able to get into the house without problems.

News Article by Júlíus
Original Article in Icelandic

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Call to a protest at the house of the Parliament

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 11:59 am
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A group that calls itself New Era (Nýjir Tímar), has called to a protest meet at the house of the parliament at noon today. It is planned to surround the house of the parliament with people holding hands. It is stated that this is supposed to be peaceful protesting.

November 8, 2008

Geir Jón: Very little may go wrong

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 5:58 pm
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Geir Jón Þórisson, chief constable, says that very little may go wrong if everything is not supposed to boil over in down town central Reykjavík. Around 2000 people are participated in the protests in Austurvöllur this afternoon and people were very heated says Geir Jón when he spoke to mbl.is

He says the police reserves are ready to jump in if the need will arise. There has not been a reason so far to call for the reserves to assist the police in the down town central but the anger of the crowd has been amongst other towards the police.

Geir Jón says that the police has not arrested anyone in the protests but did speak with the man who flagged the Bónus flag on the house of the Parliament today. The flag was removed but the house of the Parliament is covered in eggs and yogurt. The police is standing by and the crowd is getting smaller now than it was.

(News Article & Photos by Júlíus)
Original Article in Icelandic

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House of the Parliament covered in eggs – police being attacked

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 4:31 pm


The police states that close to 4000 people are in Austurvöllur to protest the situation. From the saying of the people there the police was attacked as well as the house of the parliament was under heavy rain of eggs.

One protester found himself needing to pull the Bónus flag up on the house of the Parliament but that individual has been arrested.

The protest meeting is by far the largest one that has been, but these meetings have been every week in Austurvöllur lately.

(News Article by noname)
Original article in Icelandic

Throwing eggs at the House of the Parliament

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 4:25 pm


Many thousand people are now in the down town of Reykjavík and the crowd is still getting rowdier. Eggs are being thrown at the house of the Parliament and earlier the Bónus flag was pulled up on the roof top of the house of the parliament. The person who pulled up the flag has been removed from the roof but the police are undermanned and the crowd is attacking the police.

The crowd has surrounded the house of the Parliament.

People have surrounded the house of the Parliament and police is backing away from angry protestants that say they have had enough.

At least two have been arrested by the police but the reporter for Morgunblaðið is at the scene and says it is a very small group of people that are attacking the Police. The house of the parliament is covered in eggs and yogurt.

(News Article & Pictures by Júlíus)
Original Article in Icelandic

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Crowd is heated

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 4:18 pm

Bónus flag on the rooftop of Alþingi - Picture Július
Just now the Bónus flag was heaved up at the house of the parliament (Alþingi – congress). Men are very heated and many thousands of people are now gathered in Austurvöllur. The crowd is getting larger from what the reporter of Morgunblaðið says who is in Austurvöllur.

The police has arrested one protester. The person who pulled up the Bónus flag on the roof of the house of the parliament is still sitting on the roof.

(Translators note – Bónus is a low price food market)

(Newsflash by Júlíus)
Original News flash in Icelandic

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