The protest against the construction of a new road through Gálgahraun lava field recommenced this morning.
Archive photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
“There are about 25 people here already and the bulldozer is on its way,” environmentalist Þorsteinn Magnússon told vísir.is early this morning. “The police have also arrived; they have a patrol car parked nearby.”
Þorsteinn arrived at the scene at 7:15 am ready to defend the lava field. A protest in front of the Ministry of the Interior is also scheduled for 12:30 pm today. “We urge everybody to come and support nature,” Þorsteinn stated.
Protesters lay down in front of the bulldozers when construction recommenced this morning but were physically removed from the site, according to rúv.is.
The protesters are now gathered together, watching the construction from behind a sealed off fence.
Protestors were arrested by police at the site yesterday.