A group of people protesting Kárahnúkar, the controversial hydro-electric development in East Iceland, entered the Bectel working area in Reydarfjordur this morning to disrupt work. According to media reports three protesters climbed up a high crane and and hung a flag with the slogan “Alcoa profits, Iceland bleeds” (Alcoa græðir, Ísland blæðir) from the crane. Alcoa suspended all work in the area and called the police. So far 11 protesters have been arrested. Icelandic State Radio, RÚV, reports at least one Icelander took part in the protests.
Alcoa suspends work – protesters arrested
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