– EU states monitor spread of civil unrest – EU states monitor spread of civil unrest: “EU member states are ‘intensively’ monitoring the risk of spreading civil unrest in Europe, as riots over the economic crisis erupt in Iceland following street clashes in Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Greece, EU Observer writes.

The worst street disturbances for 50 years struck Reykjavik on 22 January, as police streamed a hardcore of a few hundred anti-government protesters in the early morning with pepper spray and then tear gas after an earlier crowd of around 2,000 gathered outside the Althingi, the country’s parliament, to demand the government resign.”

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