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Following the protest against Iceland's entry into NATO in Reykjavik

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30 March 1949,

Following the protest against Iceland’s entry into NATO, Reykjavik. They were called to demonstrate to go ahead of the parliament that was about to vote to enter NATO. Around the building, in addition to the police, a group of volunteers were waiting for them. The atmosphere erupted when one of the leaders of the Socialist Party, with a megaphone, said that one of its members was held hostage inside the building. Protesters started throwing stones and eggs and breaking the windows of the building. It was the first time that the Icelandic Police used tear gas against citizens, and did not repeat it until the protests that emerged in the framework of the 2009 financial crisis came. Parliament approved NATO membership.


Wikipedia – Disturbances in Iceland of 1949

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