Icelandic Culture Preview: The Icelandic Revolution

We’re en route to Iceland Airwaves today!  Students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course are travelling to Iceland to cover the festival, Icelandic culture and more. Follow their journey here, which begins Nov. 5th. Check out a preview story below.

No matter where you are in the world, mass protests can get out of hand, and the police sometimes have little patience for it. In Ferguson, Missouri, protesters began setting fires, looting stores and clashing with police. In return, the police flaunted military-grade weapons in response. It’s a pretty common scenario.

But Iceland had a revolution in 2008 that forced the government to resign, and some consider it to be one of the more peaceful revolutions in history. Listen to learn how Icelanders, in part, were able to accomplish this.



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