Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have heard of the biggest data leak in history, 100x bigger than Wikileaks in 2006. 11,5 million documents from the law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama, exposing its clients who had hidden their assets in letterbox companies in various tax havens.
Without going into too much detail regarding this weeks events, which we will cover in a later article, here are pictures from this weeks demonstrations in Iceland. It is now known that Icelands PM, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, has with his wife had an account in the British Virgin Islands. While he claims that he had told tax officials about his account, people question his political and ethical trustworthiness. This has lead to huge demonstration in front of the Icelandic parliament, Althing, in downtown Reykjavik.
I myself went to the demonstration at five in the afternoon. I was surprised by the chaotic traffic heading for town. The parking at the University of Iceland was packed, which it is usually not at this time of day. Everyone seemed to be going to the protest.
Interesting side note: Notice that the main hall was empty and the hallways were quiet. The only thing you could hear was the shouting of angry protesters outside and the noise of eggs, bananas, skyr and bottles hitting walls and windows of the building. The politicians were nowhere to be seen, most likely having moved to more secluded and quiet locations to figure out how to react to the unfolding events and to keep out of the public eye.
Enjoy the pictures in this visual tour of angry Icelanders and quiet politicians.