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Demonstration for refugees in 18 cities
Oslo.Many people are gathered together to go in torchlight from Railway Square to the Norwegian Parliament in Oslo in
connection with the selection "a thousand lights for people on the run" on Wednesday afternoon. : Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB
In 18 Norwegian cities thousands of protesters lighting candles
and torches in protest against the government’s asylum and
In Oslo between 3,000 and 4,000 people marched up Karl
Johan and gathered in front of Parliament. It was far more than
organizers had previously expected.
– We protest against all the regulation changes that have
occurred over the past year.
Our requirement is that Norway will take its share of
responsibility for people fleeing, says Bishop Emeritus Tor
Berger Jørgensen, who has served on the organizing
committee, to news agency NTB.
A total of 40 organizations, political parties and youth parties
have endorsed his idea for “thousand lights for displaced
Meanwhile crisis continues at Aleppo in Syria a new woeful low
reached on Wednesday, which was marked by a minute’s
silence in front of Parliament.
– While the bombs are falling all over Aleppo, and while the
boats sinking in the Mediterranean, the Norwegian government’
s goal that minimize the potential of the survivors will come here.
And of those who came, as many as possible will be sent out
There is a deep blow to Norwegian humanism if this is left as
Norway’s contribution in this crisis, believes the organizers.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today