Friday, January 23, 2009

Iceland protests turn violent

Dancing, originally uploaded by vhallgrimsson.

Protests and confrontation in Iceland's capital Reykjavik escalated today when riots police and demonstrators clashed in the early hours of the morning. As a result two police officers were seriously injured and the police used tear gas for the first time in nearly 60 years to break up the demonstration.

Thousands of Icelanders have been gathering outside the parliament of the tiny Scandinavian nation to protest the present coalition government's handling of the recent financial crisis which has stalled the country's economy and left the island with debt ten times its annual GNP.

Prime minister, Geir H. Haarde also bore the brunt of protestor's wrath when his car was surrounded by demonstrators who shouted anti - government slogans and banged pots and pans, requiring the intervention of the police before he could leave. Such protests are unprecedented in modern Icelandic history.


sapphire said...

The people of Iceland is needed you!Go now to Iceland to support the revolution there and leave us alone!Thank you for your help but the international revolution is needed you,it will be very selfish from our side to keep ypu here!

teacher dude said...

Thank you for the offer. If you'd like to help with the financial side of things I'd be more than thankful.

sapphire said...

If I had this oppurtunity not simply in Iceland but in Seychelles I will send you.Like English goverment the archbishop and nationalieder Makarios exile there