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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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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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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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