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More Protests Planned Today

Published February 25, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Paul Fontaine

People wishing to protest the withdrawal of Iceland from EU accession negotiations have been invited to demonstrate at Austurvöllur this afternoon, reports Vísir.

The peaceful protest is scheduled to begin in front of parliament at Austurvöllur at 17:00 and run until 19:00. Alternatively you can watch the protest live via webcam on website,Live From Iceland.

RÚV reports that 15,000 people have signed a petition against ending talks with the European Union.

An estimated 4000 people protested in front of Iceland’s parliament yesterday after both parties of the ruling coalition decided to put forth a proposal to end accession talks with the EU.

The move to end accession talks before a referendum was not in keeping with what the Independence Party promised during the 2013 election season, nor is it in keeping with the joint policy of the ruling coalition.

According to the official platform of the Independence Party during last year’s parliamentary election, voters were promised that “the people will take the decision on EU accession by public referendum during the election term.”

Further Reading

Ruling Coalition Wants To End EU Talks

EU Not Interested In Will-We-Won’t-We Relationship With Iceland 

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