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Protestors Demonstrate Outside Homes of MPs

Around 20 people gathered outside the homes of Social Democrat MP Steinunn Valdís Óskarsdóttir and Independence Party MP Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson at dinnertime on Saturday to demand their resignations.

Steinnun Valdís Óskarsdóttir (left) and Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson.

The group has regularly demonstrated outside Óskarsdóttir’s home and also given her a petition where she is urged to step down because of grants that she accepted in 2006, reports.

Thórdarson also accepted large grants from companies that are now in the spotlight because of the banking collapse in October 2008.

However, this is the first time that protestors demonstrated outside his house. They wanted to hand over a petition to Thórdarson as well, but he wasn’t home.

Protests that are directed at individual politicians have been going on for two weeks. Demonstrations also took place outside the home of former vice-chairwoman of the Independence Party Thorgerdur Katrín Gunnarsdóttir shortly before she resigned.

These protests are controversial—police recently threatened to arrest protestors outside the home of Óskarsdóttir. However, the demonstrations have been peaceful so police haven’t interfered.

Click here to read more about Gunnarsdóttir’s resignation.

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