Wednesday, January 6, 2010

More on Iceland

Some images floating around on the internet from Iceland. Remember I did a post below talking about how Iceland essentially snubbed England. Well Icelandic citizens made sure their voice was heard. Below is one such image.

It contains the caption:

The government has spent the greater part of the year restructuring and stabilizing Iceland's finances. Part of that planning was the legislation to pay back the UK and the Netherlands. The countries had threatened to block European Union membership for Reyjavik if it didn't reach a deal. Parliament reluctantly passed the law with a slim 33-30 majority last week. Icelandic citizens expressed their protest by signing a petition urging President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson from putting his signature on the legislation. When they delivered it to his residence on Saturday, they carried torches.

Other photos can be found here.

Thanks goes to Mrs. Watanabe

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bookmarked this. Sometimes non-standard due to you looking for sharing. Definitely advantage my time.