From Iceland — Protest Calls For Resignation Of Government

Protest Calls For Resignation Of Government

Published May 26, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Over 6,700 people have signed up to take part in protests in front of parliament calling for the resignation of the government. Those unable to attend can watch the proceedings via live webcam.

The event, called “Revolution! Uprising!”, is kicking off right about now in front of parliament. The purpose is made very clear:

“Many in the public see themselves now as obliged to bring the current government from office,” the event statement reads. “It has cause permanent, irreversible damage to the nation. We are angry. We will suffer this no longer.”

Protesters are encouraged to show up with keys to rattle, “to make some noise and bring the message across that the government, which has the keys to country’s future, no longer have a mandate, and must return them.”

Sara Elísa Þórðardóttir, one of the organisers of the event, told Vísir that intended participants had listed numerous reasons why they want this government to resign. According to an open poll put forward to participants, the top reason for the resignation of government given was corruption, followed by the recent mackerel bill and wage inequality, amongst many others.

Those unable to attend can view the event remotely, via Mila’s live webcam of Austurvöllur.

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