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Norwegians sing to protest Breivik

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 01:17

April 26 - Thousands gathered in Oslo to sing a popular children’s song criticized by Anders Breivik for its embrace of diversity. Deborah Gembara reports.

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A show of unity in Oslo on the ninth day of the trial of Anders Behring Breivik . Tens of thousands of people braved the rain to sing a popular children's song calling for fraternity and peace ridiculed by Breivik for its embrace of diversity. Breivik has called the author of the Norwegian lyrics to 'Children of the Raindbow' a Marxist brainwasher. SOUNDBITE: Torbjorn Sandvik saying: "This song represents the opposite of everything he (Breivik) stands for, because this song represents getting people together, negotiate, make the world a better place." An estimated 40,000 people gathered for the event in Oslo's central square and there were reports of other sing-alongs in towns throughout the country. The 33-year Breivik has denied criminal guilt in the killing of 77 people last, insisting his victims were "traitors" who were allowing Norway to be overrun by Muslims. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.

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Norwegians sing to protest Breivik

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 01:17