In Iceland the state opening of parliament is set every autumn.
The traditional way of the ceremony is when all parliamentarian gathering together in church, next to the parliament building. Within one hour later they march in a parade from the church to the parliament building under honor guards with uniform dressed policeman.
But 1st of October 2011 was different, as usual since 2007 and after the bank crises.
People were both unhappy and disappointed with the parliamentarian. They had spend almost two years to rebuild the same stupid community as before with same greedy banks and capitalism.
At 1st of October 2011 people gathering together downtown and wait for parliamentarian´s parade from church. About 3000 people gathered on the field front of the parliament. Some groups were organized with program, speech and music that they spread over the crowd from a stage. But most of the crowd was not listening to boring speeches. They were waiting for parliamentarian parade.
And when the door opened on the church the crowd started to throw eggs, fireworks and other trash over the parliamentarians. One parliamentarian was hit and fell to the ground, but with help he could rise up again and finish the walk in to the parliament building.
After this ceremony most of the crowd went home but some other stayed on and made loud noise for a while to disturb the ceremony in the parliament.
This short recording contains the moment when the crowd trow the trash to the parade.
Setning Alþingis 2011
Setning Alþingis 1. október 2011 var nokkuð söguleg. Stór hópur fólks hafði safnast á Austurvöll með tunnuslætti, lúðraþyt, tónlist, ræðuhöldum, köllum og hrópum. Flestir voru að mótmæla aðgerðum ríkisstjórnar frá því eftir hrun.
Þegar þingmenn svo gengu frá dómkirkjunni til Alþingis var eggjum, knallertum og öðru rusli kastað á þingmenn. Einn þingmanna, Árni Þór Sigurðsson, fékk eitthvað þungt í höfuðið svo hann féll við, en komst þó við illan leik og með aðstoð annarra, inn í þinghúsið.
Þessi upptaka inniheldur það augnablik þegar þingmenn gengu frá Dómkirkju til Alþingis. Sjá frétt sem tengist þessum atburði á Vísi
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