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Icelanders Protest for the Eighth Saturday in a Row

By Iceland Review

Almost 5,000 people assembled on Austurvöllur parliamentary square in downtown Reykjavík on Saturday, for the eighth weekend in a row, to protest against the government and demand the resignations of ministers.

Attendees were given the option of signing letters of resignation for the ministers and officials of their choice, Fréttabladid reports.

Among the speakers was director Stefán Jónsson, who said the Iceland lacked faith in its political parties and that the “useless people” needed to be “gotten rid of.”

Jónsson said a new force was needed in the political arena, and that the election system was faulty. He described democracy in Iceland as both “indirect” and “dirty.”

Click here to read about the protests on November 22.

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