Demonstration for refugees in 18 cities

Many peopleOslo.Many people are gathered together to go in torchlight from Railway Square to the Norwegian Parliament in Oslo in connection with the selection "a thousand lights for people on the run" on Wednesday afternoon. : Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix

In 18 Norwegian cities thousands of protesters lighting candles and torches in protest against the government’s asylum and refugee policy.

In Oslo between 3,000 and 4,000 people marched up Karl Johan and gathered in front of Parliament. It was far more than organizers had previously expected.

– We protest against all the regulation changes that have occurred over the past year.

Our requirement is that Norway will take its share of responsibility for people fleeing, says Bishop Emeritus Tor Berger Jørgensen, who has served on the organizing committee, to news agency NTB.

A total of 40 organizations, political parties and youth parties have endorsed his idea for “thousand lights for displaced people.”

Meanwhile crisis continues at Aleppo in Syria a new woeful low reached on Wednesday, which was marked by a minute’s silence in front of Parliament.

– While the bombs are falling all over Aleppo, and while the boats sinking in the Mediterranean, the Norwegian government’s goal that minimize the potential of the survivors will come here.

And of those who came, as many as possible will be sent out again.

There is a deep blow to Norwegian humanism if this is left as Norway’s contribution in this crisis, believes the organizers.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today