From Iceland — One Arrested, One Injured At Protest Against Central Bank

One Arrested, One Injured At Protest Against Central Bank

Published July 5, 2010

RX Beckett

A protest in front of the Central Bank head offices in Reykjavík this morning ended abruptly with one person arrested and another injured, reports Visir.
The protests began this morning were peaceful, with nearly 400 people showing up at its peak. Shortly after 13:00 some conflict arose between protesters and police protecting the entrance of the Central Bank and one protester who refused to leave was taken into custody.
Additionally, during the conflict singer Ellen Kristjánsdóttir, sister of singer KK, who was amongst the protesters, had her hand injured by the police and had to go to the emergency room. According to Ellen, she was sitting peacefully at the entrance of the building when police became aggressive towards her without warning.
Ellen stated to Visir that she was there protesting the inactivity of the authoritative action on the Central Bank. “The recommendations they have made are unreasonable and the financial companies have wronged us,” she is quoted as saying.
Another protest in front of the Central Bank is scheduled to take place tomorrow at noon.
Photo courtesy of Visir.

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