Icelandic news translated into English

November 13, 2008

Call to a peaceful protest meeting

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 12:46 pm
Tags:

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
Tags: , ,


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
Tags: ,


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

Please show your appreciation for the translations, donate!

Call to a protest at the house of the Parliament

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 11:59 am
Tags: ,

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
Tags: , ,


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

Please show your appreciation for the translations, donate!

Protests at Austurvöllur today

Filed under: Protests — newsfrettir @ 4:01 pm
Tags:

From the protests last saturday
An outside meeting will be held today in Austurvöllur at 15.00. From the 11th October a group of people have arranged protest meetings at Austurvelli because of the situation in the country, named “Breiðfylkingin gegn ástandinu” (Phalanx against the situation).

The group, that has it´s goal to unite the nation and encourage peoples spirits, have had additions to their legion speakers from various laces in the nation and encouraged unions to stand together and show up in the meetings, from what it says in the announcements.

The speakers today are: Sigurbjörg Árnadóttir, former news reporter RÚV in Finland, Arndís Björnsdóttir, teacher and Einar Már Guðmundsson, writer. The Chairman of the meeting is Hörður Torfason, musician.

(News Article by Golli)
Original Article in Icelandic

Please show your appreciation for the translations, donate!

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.