Asylum seekers came together yesterday in the Departures Hall of Keflavík International Airport to protest deportations, RÚV reports. The protest was aimed at Icelandair, the only airline which transports asylum seekers who are being deported from Iceland.
A group of 30-40 asylum seekers gathered in peaceful protest at the airport. The event was the second protest this month organised by asylum seekers in Iceland. The activist group Ekki fleiri brottvísanir (En. No more deportations) assisted in organising the event. The protesters’ list of five demands include a complete stop to the deportation of asylum seekers, no more application of the Dublin Regulation, as well as work permits and equal health care access for all asylum seekers.