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Norwegians let a song go out of their hearts. Close to 40,000 people collected at Youngstorget in Oslo city and sang 'Children of the Rainbow' along with Norwegian folk singer Lillebjørn Nilsen to mark their protest against Anders Behring Breivik's comments. The protest was in response to Anders Behring Breivik's comments in Oslo District Court that the song "Children of the rainbow" (Barn av regnbuen) was an example of Marxist indoctrination of Norwegian children. The initiative to organise the event was taken by Lill Hjønnevåg og Christine Bar, who invited people to participate in ''Oslo's largest choir'' through the social networking site Facebook. 

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Norwegians let a song go out of their hearts

Published on Thursday, 26th April, 2012 at 20:53 under the news category, by The Foreigner.
Last Updated on 26th April 2012 at 21:34.

Close to 40,000 people collected at Youngstorget in Oslo city and sang 'Children of the Rainbow' along with Norwegian folk singer Lillebjørn Nilsen to mark their protest against Anders Behring Breivik's comments.

Oslo protest
Oslo protest
Photo: Pål Robson


The protest was in response to Anders Behring Breivik's comments in Oslo District Court that the song "Children of the rainbow" (Barn av regnbuen) was an example of Marxist indoctrination of Norwegian children.

The initiative to organise the event was taken by Lill Hjønnevåg og Christine Bar, who invited people to participate in ''Oslo's largest choir'' through the social networking site Facebook. 

''This is a tribute to the 77 dead, their relatives and those affected, and also for those who put their lives on the line to help those in need in Oslo and Utøya. We hope they experience this as something positive ahead of some tough weeks,'' Hjønnevåg told Aftenposten.

After singing the song, a large part of the crowd walked from the Youngstorget to the courthouse, where the ninth day of the trial against Breivik was underway. 

There are also reports of similar gatherings from many other places across Norway including Drammen, Kristiansand, Hamar, Stavanger, Trondheim, Hønefoss, Bergen and Arendal.

See NRK's video here (external link).



Published on Thursday, 26th April, 2012 at 20:53 under the news category, by The Foreigner.
Last updated on 26th April 2012 at 21:34.

This post has the following tags: breivikprotestoslo, childrenoftherainbow, barnavregnbuen.





  
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