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Iceland commerce minister resigns

Posted by smeddum on January 25, 2009

Iceland’s commerce minister resigns
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland’s Minister of Commerce resigned his post on Sunday, citing the pressures of the island nation’s economic collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

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Police Officers Injured after Clash with Protestors

Posted by seumasach on January 22, 2009


Iceland Review

22nd January, 2009

Two police officers are seriously injured after being hit with flagstones during a struggle with protestors on Austurvöllur parliament square in Reykjavík last night. Police resorted to the use of tear gas bombs—the first time such a tactic has been used since the protests in 1949.

From the protests on Tuesday. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Protestors fled the scene and one protestor was taken to the emergency room because of the gas. After the smoke cleared, people returned to the square, some stoning police, who again resorted to tear gas, Morgunbladid reports.

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Iceland’s Parliament under siege

Posted by smeddum on January 21, 2009


Iceland’s Parliament under Siege

Thousands of people protested outside the Althingi parliament yesterday on the occasion of parliament reconvening. Protestors demanded that the government step down and early elections be held. The demonstration began at noon and lasted until after midnight. Read the rest of this entry »

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