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Metropolitan Police lay siege to local Dunkin Donuts

By Staff

  • A fundamental force of nature The attraction between donuts and police officers is one of the strongest of the fundamental forces, far more powerful than the electromagnetic force. Photo/vísir

A large crowd of police officers descended upon the Dunkin Donuts café on Laugavegur street in downtown Reykjavík this morning, the local news site reports. However, the uniformed officers were not responding to a reported crime but were drawn in by the call of the donut. The officers proceeded to form a neat and orderly line, which stretched down the street, as each waited patiently to be served their donuts and coffee.

A photograph posted by the Advertising Agency HN Markaðssamskipti to it's Facebook page has been making the rounds on Icelandic social media this morning.



Lögreglumenn- og konur fjölmenntu í Bankastrætið í morgun og fengu sér kleinuhringi hjá nágrönnum okkar í Dunkin Donuts. Við hvetjum lesendur til að leggja okkur til myndatexta í kommentum hér að neðan.

Posted by HN Markaðssamskipti on Friday, October 2, 2015


“Thousands” of police officers stage a mass protest by the Prime Minister’s office
The officers were coming from a protest meeting in front of the Prime Minister’s office earlier in the morning. Icelandic police officers have been protesting for higher wages since this summer, staging various types of protests on Friday mornings for several weeks.

This morning’s protest counted around a hundred officers, although a sarcastic officer at the scene told a reporter from the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service that they estimated that “about six thousand” officers were present. In the past the police, which publishes official figures on the number of protesters during public protests, have been criticized by reporters who claim police routinely underestimates crowd sizes at protest meetings.

The latest in a series of creative protest actions
The officers have staged various protests in recent weeks, staging two hour protest each Friday mornings to emphasize their demands. These actions have ranged from every officer in Iceland staying in the station at the same time, doing paperwork rather than patrol the streets, or officers stopping every single car on highways for routine inspection.

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