Location: Oslo, Norway
Posted On: August 8, 2011 by Danny91
Category: Commentary Compelling Imagery
22nd of July 2011 two of the most tragic terror attacks happened in Norway.
Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb in the heart of the capitol Oslo, taking out several government buildings, amongst others Prime Minister’s Office and Department of Justice (where one of my family members work, she’s okay). This paralyzed the people in the capitol. What no one knew or imagined was that another tragic event was yet to come. Anders drove to a place called Utøya, an island about 1.5 hours from the capitol. Here the ruling party (Labour/Arbeiderpartiet) held its annual summer camp for kids. Anders was dressed as a police officer and said to the kids that he had information and was there to protect him. When the kids had gotten close, he started shooting them. There were 650 children on that island; at least 69 never came home. The youngest kids on the island were 5 years old. The kids threw themselves into the water and started swimming for their lives, a swim which was at least 1000m. Kids hid in the forest, behind cliffs and under beds. With no mercy, Anders Behring Breivik walked around shooting kids in the head. The massacre lasted for 1 hour.
Rescue people and volunteers did an amazing job; civilians threw themselves into their boats and drove out to pick up kids from the cold water. But that is no comfort for the parents, families and friends that lost their beloved.
Rest in peace – 22.07.11