Icelanders Celebrate End of Coalition - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelanders Celebrate End of Coalition

Published January 26, 2009

Spread by word of mouth via SMS and through social networking sites
such as Facebook, Icelanders will be celebrating the end of the
coalition government in front of parliament, and throughout downtown
Reykjavík tonight despite the shitty weather. Video below.
Not exactly a somber affair. Below is a small sample from 16:00 this afternoon. The sign the man is holding is a
checklist which reads (from top to bottom): “New Republic” –
“Resignation of the government” – “The government out now!” – “Party
rule abolished”.

Read the Grapevine’s previous coverage of the series of protests and resulting governmental crisis here:

Protests At Parliament Continue Through The Night
Injuries Reported During Protests
Protest Action Mounts In Reykjavík
They Keep A-Bangin’
Seven Seconds
Most Icelanders Support The Protestors
 Elections In The Spring Become More Likely
Protests Continue – Elections This Spring – Haarde Resigns, Sort Of

Icelandic Ruling Coalition Ends
Geir Resigns, New Government To Form
Also check out this excellent photo essay of the Tuesday night protests by photographer SvarTTrast here: Things Falling Apart- Tuesday’s Protests In Photos


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