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Saving Iceland organizes protests in Reykjavík

The campaign group Saving Iceland organized protests against large enterprises and large-scale industrial projects in Iceland yesterday. Protesters carried banners and yelled slogans in Kringlan shopping mall and on Austurvöllur square.

“The power large enterprises have over people is constantly increasing. The enterprises that are now gaining a foothold in Iceland influence all aspects of our lives and base their power on the fact that we are their consumers,” Sigurdur Hardarson, a member of Saving Iceland, told Morgunbladid.

The protesters also danced and sang and performed skits. They were accompanied by an American activist known as “Reverend Billy.” Hardarson compared him to the preacher Benny Hill, but instead of talking about God, Reverend Billy preaches about the society of consumerism, as Hardarson explained.

According to police, 25 to 30 people participated in the protests and most of them were foreigners. Security guards in Kringlan requested police backup, but police involvement was not necessary.

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