Published August 24, 2022
A special unit of police officers and the head of the National Police last night stopped members of the Youth Independence Party who were planning to protest the Russian war in Ukraine at the Russian embassy last night, reports Vísir.
The youths had planned to paint the Ukrainian flag on the sidewalk near the embassy, but the process was aborted, leaving puddles of yellow and blue paint on the sidewalk.
According to news sources, special forces vehicles were stationed outside the embassy when the protesters arrived, and police cars quickly arrived on the scene. The police stopped them and told them they were guilty of vandalism.
Today marks six months since the invasion and is a public holiday in Ukraine. A member of the Youth Independence Party called for a forum tonight at 6:30pm in Valhöll to mark the occasion. According to RÚV, Minister of Foreign Affairs Solddis Kolbrun Lakefjords Gilfadottir, former Minister Bjorn Bjarnason and political scientist Bryndis Bjarnadottir will make speeches.