Senior and public health minister Åse Michaelsen (Frp) lit the first of 614 candles in memory of those who committed suicide in 2016.
The candles represent every one of those who committed suicide in 2016, according to the organization Leve, the organizer of the candle vigil at the railway station in Oslo’s city center Monday night. The marking took place on the world day for the prevention of suicide.
General Secretary at Leve, Oddrun Bøhlerengen also lit a candle with Michaelsen before they both held their speeches.
Similar markings took place simultaneously in a number of Norwegian cities.
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