Icelanders pelt MPs with eggs

Angry Icelanders have pelted MPs with eggs during a protest at the opening of the new parliamentary session.

Angry Icelanders have pelted MPs with eggs during a protest at the opening of the new parliamentary session.

One legislator was slightly injured in the melee today outside Iceland’s parliament, the Althingi, in Reykjavik.

More than 1,000 demonstrators gathered in central Reykjavik, with some banging pots and pans and hurling food and fireworks at the parliament building. As MPs, dignitaries and the country’s president walked to Mass at a cathedral next door, they were hit with yoghurt and eggs.

The protesters are demanding the government do more to help households crippled by debt since the tiny country’s banks collapsed in 2008, bringing the economy to a standstill.

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