This is a couple of days old, but it doesn’t seem to have gotten much attention.
It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given Iceland’s devastating economic situation. It’s not clear, though, just what the precipitating incident was. As late as Wednesday, the Prime Minister was saying that he wouldn’t step down, no, sir, no way. Der Speigel mentions “violent protests”, but they don’t seem to have been all that violent; brief googling only shows stuff like “lighting a bonfire” and “clashing with police”.
Elections are set for May, and polls show that if they were held today the Prime Minister’s center-right Independence Party would take a beating, but would survive in opposition. The next government would be formed by Iceland’s Green Party — which has never been part of a government before.
More information from any of our Icelandic readers would be appreciated!