No pro-EU protests in Iceland

Some foreign media have reported that a protest meeting, that took place in Reykjavik on last Saturday (October 25), had among other things called for Iceland to immediately begin membership negotiations with the European Union. No Icelandic media, however, reported that the protesters called for EU membership and the press release, which the leaders of the protests sent to the media prior to them, did not mention such a demand one word. According to the media and the press release the aim was to protest the economic situation. Also the protesters claimed that the government was not giving enough information to the public about what was going on. In other words the purpose of these protests were not to call for EU membership.