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20/01/2009 Iceland financial crises peaks as protests turn into riots

Thousands of people clashed with riot police around the building of the parliament. At least 20 people being arrested and 20 more needing medical attention for exposure to pepper spray. The local press refers to the event as the "Kitchenware Revolution" because demonstrators used pots and pans.

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