Iceland's government topples amid financial mess
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's coalition government collapsed on Monday after an unprecedented wave of public dissent, plunging the island nation into political turmoil as it seeks to rebuild an economy shattered by the global financial crisis.
Economic collapse fuels bitter protests in Iceland
ICELAND: Riot police rescued the Prime Minister, Geir Haarde, from his official limousine after it was surrounded by protesters.
Demonstrators, enraged by the Government's handling of the financial crisis, banged on the car with drink cans and pelted it with eggs. Bodyguards tried to keep them away before riot police arrived to clear a path.