Copper


This past week's protests have had to do with the price of gas reaching as it has just under $9 a gallon (diesel's pricey too.) Truckers, taxi drivers, 4x4 tour operators and other professional drivers, plus a load of motor enthusiasts and supporters blocked roads, honked incessantly and made a general nuisance of things to let the state know that the near 50% tax added to fuel is, at this point, almost ridiculous. It costs a semi driver, who may be an independent contractor, just under a $1000 to fill a tank that lasts a day and a half of work-based driving. Maybe they should take up bicycle messengering instead. In this photo a cop is giving biker a hard time for revving up and starting to drive off from the protests in front of the parliament without his helmet on. I got the impression they knew each other well: it sounded like the cop used his name and he kind of hissed at him like "you know I have to bust you if you don't wear it so just put it on!" It killed the buzz of the biker's exit, but he got his mojo back in a flash and roared off to the next protest point in style.

7 comments:

DanGomez said...

Awesome police costume.
The police over there are tall and look fit.


Here in America they get fatter and shorter.

Julie said...

And I thought the gas was high in the states! Everyone in the U.S. is upset that gas is almost four dollars! I can't believe you guys pay 9!

April's Place said...

ok...I won't complain about the cost of gas in the US again! Thanks for the perspective ;-)

Anonymous said...

well,,average gasprice here in Finland is 8,45$/gal and its still cheap thanks to weak dollar...

Annie Rhiannon said...

God, I love Icelandic cop outfits. So hot.

Rose said...

What a great story. It also serves as a reminder of one of the reasons things are so expensive in Iceland...

Jim said...

You know what's weird? I saw a cop in Iceland that looked just like that biker.