|Part of the Occupy movement|
|Date||From 15 October 2011
( 2 years, 146 days)
|Causes||Economic inequality, corporate influence over government, inter alia.|
|Methods||Demonstration, occupation, protest, street protesters|
The general protest on 1 October 2011 has been linked to the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, United States. However, this protest coincided with opening of the autumn session of the parliament and concerned the slow pace of recovery from the Icelandic financial crisis.
An actual occupation of a public square began on 15 October, linked to the worldwide Occupy movement. On 30 October, the police removed the main tent of the protesters in the Austurvöllur square in front of the Icelandic parliament, Althingi.
The Occupy Reykjavík protests have been noticeable but small. Prior to the OR protests, the intense Iceland Kitchenware Revolution took place in late 2008 and early 2009, followed by the National Assembly of 2009 and the Icelandic Constitutional Assembly of 2010 and 2011.
- Allan MacDonell (3 October 2011). "Iceland’s First Lady Joins Occupy Reykjavík". Take Part. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
- ander (1 October 2011). "Protest in Reykjavík ,Iceland today". CNN iReport. Retrieved 30 november 2011.
- Paul Fontaine (31 October 2011). "Occupy Reykjavík Begins, Police Clear Out Protesters Camping In Front Of Parliament - Video Included". Retrieved 30 November 2011.
- Paul Fontaine (2 November 2011). "Occupy Reykjavík May Have Tent Permits". Reykjavík Grapevine. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
- Clyde Bradford (7 November 2011). "Occupy Reykjavík Occupies Landsbanki". Reykjavík Grapevine. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
- "Occupy Reykjavík". within-within (blog). 19 November 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
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