More than 400 pregnant women attended a group vaccination at a site on Suðurlandsbraut in Reykjavík on Thursday when a small, but vigorous protest began, RÚV reports. One woman was arrested for creating a public disturbance.
The vaccinations began at 9:00 AM and continued until the afternoon. The women were organized into small groups according to their birth months, with those born in January and February first to be vaccinated.
The orderly scene was disrupted around 10:00 AM, however, when two women began an extremely vocal protest at the site. One of the women began screaming and became increasingly agitated. She said, among other things, that the vaccine was poison and called pandemic authorities murderers.
“There were two women here who had a different point of view than we do here,” said Margrét Héðinsdóttir, a nurse and vaccination project manager who tried to calm the woman down before police arrived. “She was concerned about the vaccines. But this isn’t the place to protest the decisions of the pandemic authorities. So we had to call the police to help us deal with the issue.”
Police stayed on site until later in the day.