Hundreds of people attended on Friday afternoon in a demonstration in Oslo against police treatment of African Americans.
– We will stand for anyone who has experienced racism which we still see that it has a grip on the world, said Amina Bile to news agency NTB.
Solidarity demonstration against police treatment of African Americans started from Railway Square to Parliament where among other Bile gave a speech. She used repeatedly words “I Have a Dream” from the famous speech of Martin Luther King jr.
– It’s heartbreaking for us black youths that police brutality and racism remains a problem in 2016, said Kama Dualeh. She and Bile are two of four young initiative participants aged 17 to 20.
Most of those who participated in the demonstration were under 25 years, but all generations were represented and helped to shout “No racism in our streets.”
– What happened in America is terrible but we also need to look home. Everyday Racism remains a major problem, both in schools and in the workplace, said Andrea Sjøvoll, leader of the Socialist Youth (SU) to news NTB.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today