Photos by Leanna Lunde
Text by Ka Man Mak
Oslo – Hundreds marched the streets of Oslo heading towards the London Pub where the attack took place in the early hours of today, killing two and injuring 21. In a press release, Oslo Pride received clear advice and recommendation from the police department that all events – parade, Pride Park and other events related to Oslo Pride be cancelled. This, however, did not deter Oslo residents to descend onto the streets holding rainbow flags and flowers, whilst chanting ‘We won’t disappear!’.
“We will follow the police’s recommendation and take care of each other. We are sending warm thoughts and love to next of kin, those who were wounded, and others affected. We will soon be proud and visible again, but today, we will share our Pride celebrations from home,” says Inger Kristin Haugsevje, leader of Oslo Pride, and Inge Alexander Gjestvang, leader of FRI – the Norwegian Organisation for Sexual and Gender Diversity.
Here are some footages from today’s commemoration march.
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