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Norwegians sing to protest Breivik

Thursday, Apr 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.

Norwegians sing to protest Breivik

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 - 01:17

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