Someone I refer to as my “Occu-Mama” (for her steadfast support for other occupiers and her continued care of us) had the breakthrough.
“Ask Birgitta – HOW did they do it? HOW did they get all their corrupt politicians to resign?”
Fearlessly, from my ridiculously overly-surveilled Twitter account, I asked the question. Sure enough, she replied:
“Massive protests leading up to pots and pans revolution, putting the parliament under siege for 3 days. They got scared.”
Just like that, the penny dropped। For months we had been reporting on Manifecours/Casseroles and the Canadian protest movements – utilising pots and pans to literally rouse sleeping civilians to awaken to the reality of their political situation; to get off their backsides and do something about it. We knew the tactic, knew it was a successful one; but we did NOT realise it had been utilised in Iceland prior to the Canadian mass protests!