The majority of Icelanders wants a referendum on whether Iceland should continue membership talks with the European Union. According to a poll conducted by Fréttablaðið newspaper and Stöð 2 TV station, 82% of the nation wants a referendum.
The issue has been widely discussed for the last few days and protests have been in front of the parliament every afternoon this week. The coalition parties in government voted recently in favor of stopping EU membership talks.
Many accuse the government of breaking their promises and people are dissatisfied. Today is the fourth consecutive day of planned protests outside the parliament. MPs from the opposition have said that the voices of the people are heard loud and clear in the Parliament, but we still have to wait and see if the ruling parties will listen.