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State opening of parliament was totally different this year than previous three years. Since the bank collapse 2008 people usually had ruction every autumn in the park front of the parliament building.
But 2011 the ruction went to far when one parliamentarian fell to the ground after egg hit his head. So at 2012 the government decided to make it very difficult for everyone to protest. In fact it was forbidden to protest and government took full control of the whole situation. With riot fence and police they make a big circle around the parliament building and nearby church. But that´s not all. The government used speakers to amplify a mass from the church to the crowd that could possibly gather to make a noisy ruction. But the funny thing was just a few protesters arrived. This day mostly armed police was spread all over the park and nearby streets. The few others was staff from media, some protesters, handicap people, curious tourists and drug addicts, so the situation was in fact very peaceful. This mass „cool down“ all activism. Most people just pass by or sat down and listened.
This recording contains the last minutes of the mass and the ruction during the parliamentarians walk from the church to the parliament building. Notes the funny situation when some protester start to scream the mass get louder from speakers.
This time no eggs or other garbage was thrown from the protesters to parliamentarians.

Setning alþingis september 2012

Það var nokkuð sérstakt að mæta niður á Austurvöll 11. september 2012. Helmingur Austurvallar hafði verið girtur af með álgirðingu og lögreglan var búinn að koma sér fyrir í öllum götum umhverfis Alþingishúsið. Úr hátalarakerfi glumdi orðræða postula ríkiskirkjunnar. Aðeins örfáir mótmælendur höfðu mætt og létu í sér heyra. Austurvöllur var þétt setinn af lögreglumönnum sem voru uppáklæddir til að taka þátt í óeirðum og berja á lýðnum. Helst voru það fatlaðir sem höfðu komið sér fyrir undir styttu Jóns Sigurðssonar til að mótmæla sínum bágu kjörum og erlendir ferðamenn sem gengu hjá. Þá var nokkuð um róna sem voru á heimavelli, en nú að hlusta á messu.
Upptakan hér að neðan er af síðustu mínútum messunnar sem og látunum þegar þingmenn gengu frá kirkju til alþingis.

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Althing Austurvollur

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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