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Facebook event created by Marta Næss Bergseng, Fredrik Lian and Maria Tønne 

Torchlite parade march for all the deceased, wounded and the bereaved after 22th of july 2011 in Norway.

We have to stand together and show the affected, both victims and the bereaved, that we care. Please join our demonstration in every town and city in Norway on Monday

Everybody who wishes can join in several cities in Norway, they all start at monday 25th of july 18.00.

Here’s some quotes from Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s speech at the memoral service:

QuoteToday it is time for sorrow. We shall allow ourselves to stop, and honour the dead. Mourn for those who are no more. 92 human lives are lost. Several are still missing. Each and everyone of those is a tragedy. Together, they make a national tragedy.

Amid the tragedy I am proud to live in a country that has managed to stand firm. I am impressed over how much dignity, care and strength we have. We are a small country, but we are a proud people. We are still shaken, but we will never give up our values. Our answer is more democracy and openness, never naivety.

Cites a girl from the AUF camp (the youth Labour party): “If one man can show so much hatred, imagine how much love we can all show together.

Hope to see thousands of lights tomorrow.

(via iezebel)

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Maria Mena - Mitt lille land (2011)

After the terrorist attacks the Norwegian artist, Maria Mena, was urged by young people to record her version of the Ole Paus-song “Mitt lille Land” (My little country). She has, in collaboration with TV 2, made this version in remembrance and for comfort.

Lyrics translation:

My little country
A small place where a handful of peace thrown out
among the plains and the sea

My little country,
where the mountains are planted between the houses and people and words.
And where silence and dreams grow.
As an echo in the barren soil.

My little country,
where the sea is stroking gently and softly, like a caress from coast to coast.

My little country,
where the stars slip by and become a landscape when it gets light.
while at night, is pale and silent.

(Source: hellyeahscandinavianmusic, via iezebel)

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