Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Massacre in Norway

On Friday, twisted Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb in the heart of Oslo’s government district and then set off 45 km (28 miles) away to the island of Utoeya to shoot youngsters in cold-blood. Seventy-six innocent lives were extinguished.

Last night, the heartbroken city of Oslo came together in a united show of defiance – to honor their dead and show the world they are unbeaten. More than 150,000 marched solemnly through the streets at dusk – almost all with tears in their eyes and a single rose in their hand as a tribute to those who died.

And Norwegians stood shoulder to shoulder as their country's leaders urged them to create good from Norway's day of pure evil.

As the country struggles to come to terms with the violence, many say the twin attacks have only served to bring people even closer together. Even Norway’s King Harald V had declared: “I keep the faith that freedom is stronger than fear. I keep the faith in an open Norwegian democracy and society”.

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