somewhere about 200,000 people turned up for tonight's demonstration/memorial (we are a city of less than 600,000 people, a significant amount of which are now on holidays elsewhere). speeches by the prime minister Jens Stoltenberg; the Labour Youth Party (AUF) leader and Utøya survivor Eskil Pedersen; the crown prince; the mayor of Oslo, Fabian Stang - and others.
to be there and experience 200,000 people hold roses and other flowers high up in the air and spontaneously burst into song, was truly an awesome experience and something that will stay with me, and every single person who was there tonight, for the rest of our lives.
video from the main event at Rådhusplassen, Oslo: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/artikkel.php?artid=10080775
some pictures from around oslo: http://www.dagbladet.no/2011/07/25/nyheter/innenriks/utoya/oslo/17453865/
pictures from around the country: http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/article4183812.ece
pics + video from oslo: http://www.nettavisen.no/nyheter/article3197622.ece
fellow oslo diser katti posted some pics here: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4298647#r6177366
good night. give your friends a good long hug next time you see them x