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Increased Border Control

According to Icelandic State Radio, RÚV, Icelandic police authorities have asked for increased border controls at airports and ferry arrival points. They are concerned that some of the protesters who gathered in Scotland for the G8 summit last week will now travel to the site of the Kárahnjúkar dam project in the eastern part of Iceland.

The website of an international group of environmentalists contains travel instructions for those wishing to take part in a protest camp near the controversial construction site at Kárahnjúkar, and it is known that two Icelandic activists were present at meetings in London where G8 protests were discussed. This has raised the suspicions of the police

authorities in Iceland.

For the last few weeks, protesters have camped near Kárahnjúkar. They have never numbered more than ten and they have not disrupted the construction work.

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