The majority of the Reykjavík City Council dismissed on Thursday the proposals of the Left-Green and Social Democrat representatives in the council’s minority on erecting a memorial for “Iceland’s Protestor” Helgi Hóseasson, who passed away earlier this month.
Helgi Hóseasson. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
According to Fréttabladid, the representatives of the minority had each presented different ideas for the memorial to be erected on the corner of Langholtsvegur and Holtavegur in Reykjavík where Hóseasson used to stand with his protest signs.
The majority explained that the mayor had met with a group of individuals expressing interest for the project and after the meeting concluded that it is not timely for the City of Reykjavík to take the initiative in raising a memorial for Hóseasson. The group will present its ideas in the coming weeks.
In mid-September, more than 25,000 people had signed a petition on Facebook, demanding a memorial for Hóseasson.
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