With the release of the Panama Papers implicating the current Prime Minister, the main square was full of protesters. On a recent trip, I was able to capture the inscription underneath the Black Cone Monument located in front of the parliament building.
Below is a description of the Black Cone taken from the Reykjavik Grapevine:
Spanish artist Santiago Sierra premiered a giant piece of rock called ‘The Black Cone, Monument To Civil Disobedience’ in front Iceland’s parliament this January. Sierra cracked the rock with a black cone, which “alludes to black cone-shaped hats that condemned persons were forced to wear for humiliation during the Inquisition in the 12th century,” according to a press release. The monument is marked with a plaque bearing a quote from the French Revolution’s Declaration Of The Rights Of Man And Of The Citizen: “When the government violates the rights of the people, insurrection is for the people and for each portion of the people the most sacred of rights and the most indispensable of duties.”
Many of the protesters are demanding the entire government resign ... I am sure the inscription underneath the black cone is providing some with inspiration.
Don is a former educator and having worked for a Canadian airline, he enjoys travel that is mildly