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Protestors Demand Resignation of Central Bank Board

By Iceland Review

A group of approximately 50 people gathered outside the headquarters of the Central Bank in Reykjavík last night, demanding the resignation of the bank’s board of governors, including chairman of the board Davíd Oddsson.

Protestors used pots and pans as drums and lit a bonfire but the demonstration remained peaceful, Morgunbladid reports.

Police concluded there was no risk of the fire spreading and the protestors did not seem intoxicated. They informed police that they would bring their demonstration to an end at midnight, so police left the protestors in peace.

On Saturday night a group of people demonstrated loudly outside Hótel Hilton Nordica where the Central Bank was having its annual banquet. Chairman of the bank’s employee union Hallgrímur Ólafsson told Morgunbladid that he found the protestors rude and that the bank’s employees were proud of their governors.

On Saturday a group of people demonstrating on Austurvöllur square moved over to the headquarters of Baugur Group on Túngata, where a meeting was taking place, banging their pots and pans for around ten minutes before returning to the square.

Click here to read more about Saturday’s protests.

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