Icelanders organise protest outside US embassy in Reykjavik tomorrow

Over a thousand people are attending and thousands are interested in a protest organised on Facebook against the US policy of separating children from parents at the US border. 

The protest begins at Austurvöllur parliament square at 5 pm on Thursday and then people will walk carrying candles and protest signs to the US embassy. 

See the event HERE. 

In a statement it says, "We demand that the separation of children and parents is stopped immediately. We demand that refugees are treated with dignity and respect everywhere. We walk for a more humane and open world. Where humans are humans no matter nationality. Where children are not locked in cages.

The walk is not just a protest against an inhuman policy of USA against Latin american refugees. The walk is a demand for a humane policy in USA and Europe. In Italy rescue boats have been banned from entering harbours, in Greece refugee camps are behind barbed wire fences. It is an international problem, we as a Schengen nation must take responsibilty for. But the reason we walk now is the inexcusable behaviour of USA towards children and parents. We walk for a more humane world. A world where ships are not forced from harbours and children not caged." 




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