The worst street disturbances for 50 years struck Reykjavik, Iceland, Jan. 22, as police used tear gas against hundreds protesters after an earlier crowd of some 2,000 gathered outside the Althingi, the country’s parliament, to demand the government resign. The crowds surrounded the building, banging pots and pans, shooting off fireworks, lobbing paving stones, rolls of toilet paper and shoes. A day earlier, protesters jostled Minister Geir Haarde’s limousine, pummelling it with cans of soft drinks and eggs. (EU Observer, Jan. 22)
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