A small group of 12-year-olds gathered in front of Oslo District Courthouse, Thursday, in memory of some of the youths who died in Anders Behring Breivik’s Utøya attack.
The approximately 10 Mortensrud School pupils laid flowers, a drawing, and other items at the security fences in a ceremony that lasted some ten minutes on the penultimate day of the trial.
“We have talked about it every day since it happened”, one teacher told The Foreigner, “The students know somebody who knows someone who was on the island.”
99 percent of students who attend Mortensrud school in Oslo’s southeastern Søndre Nordstrand borough, have an immigrant background.
The educational institution caters for pupils between 6 and 13 years old, and is located in a district comprising approximately 90 percent immigrants and foreigners.
“This observance is to mark the whole process from the beginning to end,” concluded the teacher.
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