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Another Anti-Government Protest Planned Monday

Another anti-government protest is planned outside Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, from 5 pm to 7 pm on Monday. Around 2,700 people have stated their intention to attend on Facebook.

Approximately 4,500 people of all ages attended a demonstration to protest the government’s actions outside Alþingi last Monday. The demonstration was peaceful but the police were on the alert.

Some demonstrators protested the police and Icelandic Coast Guard acquiring submachine guns, an issue which has been heatedly debated lately, while others were there to support doctors, who are currently on strike, in their demand for better wages, as well as the demands of music teachers, who are also striking at the moment.

Support for Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s Progressive Party stands at 11 percent, down from more than 24 percent at the time of the election, according to the latest poll.

While the last protest was organized by musician Svavar Knútur Kristinsson, among others, the upcoming rally is organized by the group Jæja.

The group urges people to bring flashlights, head or camping lights to “show politicians the way.” The message of the group is that the government “is like an unwelcome guest in a society of democracy, welfare and equalilty.”

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