Friday, November 14, 2008

Eyes North This Weekend

Keep an eye on Iceland this weekend:

Iceland: A Laboratory for Social Unrest?
from Stratfor
A large demonstration is expected to occur in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Nov. 15 to protest the failure of the government to clinch a $2.1 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Observers estimate that the number of protesters could reach as high as 20,000 people over the weekend, a huge number for a country of only 320,000 inhabitants. While there is little chance of violence during the protest — or that it will worsen Iceland’s already critical financial woes — social unrest caused by the economic crisis in Iceland could suggest what other countries may soon be facing...

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