Norway grieves

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A car bomb exploded in the government quarter of downtown Oslo, Norway, on July 22, killing eight people and injuring at least 10 while badly damaging several buildings.

About an hour after that attack, a 32-year-old Norwegian man, dressed as a policeman, opened fire on people at a youth camp on Utoya Island that had about 700 guests and staff, killing at least 68 and injuring more than 90 before being arrested.

Also a suspect in the downtown bombing, the shooter, an ultraconservative, stated that he wanted to draw attention to what he perceived to be a problem: Norway’s becoming multicultural.

Norwegians across the country held mass rallies to remember the victims and grieve over the deaths. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said in a speech, “Evil can kill a person but never conquer a people.”

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A car bomb exploded in the government quarter of downtown Oslo, Norway, on July 22, killing eight people and injuring at least 10 while badly damaging several buildings.

About an hour after that attack, a 32-year-old Norwegian man, dressed as a policeman, opened fire on people at a youth camp on Utoya Island that had about 700 guests and staff, killing at least 68 and injuring more than 90 before being arrested.

Also a suspect in the downtown bombing, the shooter, an ultraconservative, stated that he wanted to draw attention to what he perceived to be a problem: Norway’s becoming multicultural.

Norwegians across the country held mass rallies to remember the victims and grieve over the deaths. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said in a speech, “Evil can kill a person but never conquer a people.”