Mótmæli flóttafólks á Austurvelli, 11. mars 2019
On March 11, 2019, asylum seekers in Iceland gathered with their supporters, outside Reykjavík's parliament building, Alþingi, to demonstrate against deportations. The video shows local Police forces react to the demonstration with pepper spray. According to Police spokespersons, the forces attacked the protesters in order to confiscate paperboards which the protesters used to sit on, as well as to make protest signs. Asked why this was necesary, Police explain they presumed that the protesters intended to use the paperboards to set up a bonfire.