Between 4,000 and 5,000 people participated in a march against speeding and driving while intoxicated organized by nurses in Iceland yesterday. The main march took place in Reykjavík with two others in Akureyri and Selfoss.
“First we were only thinking of getting enough people to hold on our balloons, which were 184 in number,” Anna Arnarsdóttir, one of three nurses who organized the march, told Morgunbladid. She said the participation had surpassed their highest hopes.
In Reykjavík people marched from the National Hospital building on Hringbraut to the hospital’s building in Fossvogur. In Fossvogur red balloons were released to remember those who had lost their lives or were seriously injured in traffic accidents last year.
The march was organized by three nurses at the National Hospital: Soffía Eiríksdóttir, Bríet Birgisdóttir and Anna Arnarsdóttir.
“We are touched by how many people participated. The march will become an annual event from now on. Together we can achieve anything,” said Eiríksdóttir as she addressed the assembly outside the hospital in Fossvogur.
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