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Protesters setting up camp

An international protest camp is set to rise by the Kárahnjúkar Hydroelectric Power Plant. According to Iceland State Radio, RÚV, the first participants arrive at Kárahnjúkar today and the camp will stand until September. Ólafur Páll Sigurðsson, the spokesperson for the protesters says that he does not expect many people but likens the operation to a “snowball that is just starting to roll.” Further information is available on the website savingiceland.org.

The county commissioners of Seyðisfjörður and Fljótdalshérað say they do not have enough information on the planned operations. Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson, mayor of Fljótsdalur, said that further information is being sought but he would welcome the group as he would welcome other groups that visit the area.

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