Oslo gathers for mourning service after the act

Liv, 37, would have gone on Saturday’s satisfaction journey together with his spouse and two sons, however as a substitute stands right here with three roses in his hand.

She finds power within the service.

– It could be very, very essential. I believe all such rituals are, the place you collect and might consolation one another, she says.

Among the a whole lot who’ve gathered exterior the cathedral, the temper is depressed. The church bells assist to set the tone, however so does the police presence.

– It could be very dramatic, says Liv.

The Norwegian Crown Prince and Crown Princess Haakon and Mette-Marit are right here, as is Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

48-year-old Kurt is one other of the contributors. He is standing exterior the church in a colourful jacket, however continues to be shaken by what occurred final Friday.

– I even have a buddy who’s shot and who has misplaced his highest buddy, he says.

– This will not be a superb day.

He and his mates will attempt to attend the service, “if we come in”, however imagine regardless that it’s a superb factor that may heal.

– Everyone is ultimately influenced by this. We are a small neighborhood, he says.

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