1000s of protesters urge PM to resign over fraud
Thousands of people have gathered in Iceland’s capital, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson after leaks over his secret wealth.
Huge crowds held a protest outside the parliament building in Reykjavik late Monday against the recently-released financial records involving the premier and his wife Anna Palsdotti.
Calls for Gunnlaugsson’s resignation have been on the rise since leaked “Panama papers” tax documents showed that the 41-year-old leader and his wife had purchased the offshore Wintris firm in the British Virgin Islands back in 2007.
According to the documents published by the Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Gunnlaugsson then sold his share to Palsdottir after he entered the parliament in 2009 for a symbolic sum of one dollar.