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NORWAY: For Unity Against the Extreme Right

The Communist Party sends its deepest condolences to the people of Norway and to the Labour Youth League after the terrible events in Oslo and Utoya.

Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who died, and to those who survived these barbaric attacks.

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NORWAY ATTACKS: Norwegian YCL Statement

On Friday 22nd July, Norway experienced one of the most tragic events since World War 2. Right before 15:30 a bomb exploded in the Government quarters in the center of Oslo. This event alone, which killed 7 people and damaged buildings throughout the center of our capital, was a tragedy in itself. It was, however, completely overshadowed by the following massacre at the Labour Youth camp at Utøya. The death toll is still not totally clear, but at least 86 people, mainly teenagers and young people, were brutally gunned down and killed, while almost 70 are lying injured in hospitals, some close to death. These coldblooded murders are made far more tragic by the fact that they were aimed at innocent youths and children gathered at their annual summer camp, to discuss political issues and enjoy their summer holiday and each others’ company.

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