PHOTO: Jonas Gahr Støre on Utøya: “More political families must speak out clearly against extremism”

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB
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The Labor Party’s (AP) leader Jonas Gahr Støre is now on Utøya. He called for more political families to deal with their extremists.

“We on the democratic left took a strong stand against those on the outer left who had violent plans a few decades ago. Those in other political families must also speak out clearly,” Støre told NTB.

He says the Labor Party wants a united front in the public debate against dangerous attitudes and statements.

“There was only one man who was responsible for the crime, but such attitudes are alive and well, and have taken lives in New Zealand and Bærum, among other places,” Støre said.

Löfven also present

On Wednesday, the leader of AUF, Astrid Hoem, will be present on-site. So will Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who arrives at Utøya at 11:30 AM.

“The youth have taken the island back, with dignity and faith in the future that gives us inspiration,” Støre said.

Stefan Löfven has interrupted his holiday to come to Utøya.

“I’m touched by that. He is actively involved in solidarity and the political work against right-wing extremist terror,” Støre said.

The memorial service will last until 1 PM, when the island will be opened to survivors and survivors.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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