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Protests Continue outside Iceland’s Parliament

Up to 200 people attended a demonstration in front of Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, on Austurvöllur square yesterday, the third day in a row. Yesterday was the second anniversary of the fall of Glitnir Bank and the economic crisis in Iceland.

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From Monday’s protests. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Ásta Hafberg, one of the demonstration’s organizers, told Morgunbladid that the goal is to raise awareness of the parliament’s incompetence and that the country’s households can’t handle any more financial burden.

Barrels were beaten and a few eggs were tossed. The police didn’t see any reason to interfere with the demonstration, which was mostly peaceful.

On Monday, the largest protest since the banking collapse took place in Iceland with 7,000-8,000 people in attendance.

Click here to read more about the series of protests.

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