Large Crowds in Iceland Protest Invasion of Ukraine

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Vala Hafstað

A large crowd gathered yesterday at noon in front of the Russian Embassy in Reykjavík to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, mbl.is reports. At least a thousand people participated in the peaceful, emotional protest, where speeches were given by numerous people in Icelandic, Ukrainian, Russian and English.

Protestors carried the Ukrainian national flag and signs, demanding an end to the war.

There were protests as well in Ráðhústorg square in Akureyri, North Iceland, and in Reyðarfjörður, the East Fjords.

Organizers of the events issued a statement, saying that hundreds of Ukrainians, Russians, Belarusians, Estonians, Lithuanians and Latvians living in Iceland, along with Icelanders, demand a cease-fire in Ukraine.

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Professor Inga Minelgaite, one of the organizers of the protest …

Professor Inga Minelgaite, one of the organizers of the protest in Reykjavík. mbl.is/Óttar Geirsson

The Russian Embassy is opposite to the Catholic Church, which …

The Russian Embassy is opposite to the Catholic Church, which is in the background. mbl.is/Óttar Geirsson

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Former Minister of Health Álfheiður Ingadóttir shared pictures of the protest in Akureyri on her Facebook page.

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