Oslo police compare the reopening night in Norway with New Year’s Eve

Egil BrekkePhoto: Annika Byrde / NTB

In the capital, the police moved out to 190 locations on reopening night on Saturday. It was almost on par with New Year’s Eve, according to the police.

“We have had a somewhat larger staff than normal. We have been aware that the reopening would come for a long time, and we have had plenty of time to prepare for it,” police inspector Egil Jørgen Brekke in the Oslo Police District said at a press briefing outside the police station in Greenland in Oslo on Sunday morning.

He added that the night was more hectic than normal but that it was still no more hectic than a typical New Year’s Eve or May 17.

Large crowds

Across the country, there were large crowds in the streets and nightclubs on Saturday night, and fights and similar incidents occurred in several places.

In Oslo, there were not many serious incidents on Saturday night, Brekke said.

“Most of the assignments have been disturbances, in addition to some traffic challenges. But there have been few serious incidents,” he noted.

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