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South Icelanders Protest Healthcare Cuts

A group of inhabitants in south Iceland handed over a petition to Minister of Health Gudbjartur Hannesson yesterday with the signatures of 10,071 people who oppose the extensive cutbacks to healthcare in the region.

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The photo is not related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

Elfa Dögg Thórdardóttir, chair of the Association of South Icelandic Municipalities, declared that the cutbacks are severe human rights violations, visir.is reports.

Busloads of south Icelanders rode to Reykjavík yesterday to demonstrate in front of the Althingi parliamentary building. An old ambulance led the convoy to symbolize that the cutbacks will bring south Iceland 60 years back in time.

At the same occasion, the minister also received petitions on the same topic from other regions.

Click here to read more about the cutbacks.

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