The number of protesters in front of the parliament buildings has grown steadily this evening and there are now between 2,000 and 3,000 people there. Windows have been broken in the building and paint has been thrown. A bonfire is burning in front of the building and people have fetched things to add to it from nearby building sites.
People who are being interviewed are absolutely livid.
Meanwhile, please read Pauline’s account in the comments to the last post. Her son featured prominently in the news today and it was made out as though he was alone and unsupervised and “where are the parents.” Just as a reminder that there are two [or more] sides to every story.
Meanwhile, the Social Democratic Alliance introduced a bill today which , if passed, would allow the majority of voters to demand new elections.
Nobody knows how long the protests will last, but it is not unlikely that they will continue into the night.
EPI and I are heading down there now.
So, we went down there and there was indeed a lot of commotion. Almost a carnival-like atmosphere, but with a frenzied, furious undertone. Here is a short video I took walking towards the parliament buildings:
The building was in a sorry state – windows broken and skyr and other dairy comestibles splattered all over it. This is what one corner looked like:
Meanwhile this guy had the right idea – holding up an emergency flare. If there was ever a need for one, this is the time:
Looks like this may continue into the night and right up until tomorrow at 1.30 pm when the next parliamentary session begins.