Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Iceland Riots over Government Failure

In a more extreme outcome of the world's financial crisis, the citizens of the tiny nation of Iceland broke out on the streets yesterday in open riot against the government which has denied its own people everything. In a brisk moment of tension, a large protest was held at the Althing, the home of Icelandic Parliament, and protesters pelted local police offices with eggs.

Chaotic tensions ensued in Rejkavik as the people took to the streets demanding that their government resign. A huge banner placed on a large government building read, "Iceland for Sale: 2,100,000,000". As bank takeover dooms the tiny yet extremely prosperous nation, shades of what could occur in the U.S. is even more frightening.

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