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Someone took down the Pride flag at a school in Oslo and tried to set it on fire

Pride flagPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB

On Saturday night, the pride flag at Bjøråsen school in Romsås in Oslo was taken down. Furthermore, someone tried to set it on fire. 

Rector Rachid Sealiti told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that he thinks the case is sad.

“We at Bjøråsen School stand for inclusion, community, equality, rights, freedom, love, and diversity, and I think it is sad that someone is trying to harm democracy and engage in discriminatory actions like this,” Sealiti said.

Recently, there have been several episodes where Pride flags have been torn down in schools in Oslo.

The incidents have caused Rina Mariann Hansen (AP), City Councilor for Work, Integration, and Social Services in Oslo, to react. 

On Thursday, she urged municipality-related entities to report matters where flags are stolen or vandalized to the police.

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

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