Iceland’s Parliament under Siege

Thousands of people protested outside the Althingi parliament yesterday on the occasion of parliament reconvening. Protestors demanded that the government step down and early elections be held. The demonstration began at noon and lasted until after midnight.

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Arsonist in Custody

A man in his late forties or early fifties has confessed to setting a house on Tryggvagata in central Reykjavík on fire last week. His custody sentence was supposed to expire yesterday, but was extended until February 16.

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