Sunday, 24 July 2011

Memorial Service in Oslo

I happened to turn the news on just as the live broadcast was being emitted.  The Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg's tribute was very emotional.
"Today it is time for sorrow. We shall allow ourselves to stop, and honour the dead. Mourn for those who are no more. Ninety-two human lives are lost. Several are still missing. Each and everyone of those is a tragedy. Together, they make a national tragedy.
I'm proud to live in a country that has managed to stand together in the face of tragedy. I am impressed over how much dignity, care and strength we have. We're a little country but a proud people. We are shaken but we will not give up our values. Our response is more freedom, more democracy but not naivety.
Stoltenberg said the families of those who were killed had the sympathy of the entire country. He also passed on the condolences of world leaders including Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and David Cameron.
He also mentioned some of those whom he knew who were killed in the shooting on Utøya island."

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