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Iceland’s PM Protected by a Bodyguard

MPs have noticed that a bodyguard has followed Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir since Monday last week, when the largest protests since the banking collapse took place outside Athingi, the Icelandic parliament.


Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to Morgunbladid’s sources, the bodyguard is an officer in civil clothing from the Special Forces of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police; it is the office’s duty to protect officials if need be.

Usually Icelandic ministers do not have bodyguards. The last time that happened was when former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde required protection during the 2008-2009 protests.

Click here to read more about a new series of protests in Iceland.

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