July 24, 2011 by staff
Norway Shootings, The political youth movement leader who was on the island at the time of the tragedy has described the moments leading up to the armed attack that left 84 people dead. The attack on the camp came just hours after a bomb exploded outside government buildings in Oslo killed seven people.
A man aged 32, called by the media Norwegian Anders Breivik Behring has reported links to the far right, was being questioned by police in connection with the attacks.
Eskil Pedersen, head of the youth wing of the Labour Party said: “Although it was raining when we woke up yesterday, we met Gro Harlem Brundtland, who lit the island and made us all very happy. Utoya was at its best.
“Soon after, we experienced the horrible tragedy that was beyond our worst nightmare. We have lost many of our closest friends and many members of the excellent.”
Pedersen said the gunman on the actions of extreme right, stressing that the attack had not changed its ideology, saying: “Although he (abuser) took their lives away, you can never take away what they believe and are passionate about. They believe in tolerance and against racism. ”
Witnesses said the gunman, identified by police as 32-year-old Breivik, moved through the small wooded island vacation Utoya firing at random as the young scattered in fear, just hours after a bomb killed seven in Oslo.
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