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Sweden honours Norwegian terror victims

TT/Clara Guibourg · 23 Jul 2011, 15:28

Published: 23 Jul 2011 15:28 GMT+02:00

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Youth football tournament Gothia Cup in Gothenburg was among those who wanted to show their respect, and the victims of yesterday's terror attacks were honoured with a silent minute during Saturday's final for 17 year-old boys.

Both the crowded stands and the teams on the field, Brommapojkarna and Gais, fell silent.

"It suddenly feels as though everything else is meaningless. What could really matter anymore?" writes Gothia Cup's secretary general Dennis Andersson on the tournament's website.

"Our thoughts are constantly with victims and their families."

Social democratic leader Håkan Juholt has also released a statement condemning Friday's bombing and shooting, in which 91 people have been confirmed dead thus far, with the death toll expected to rise further.

"I was shocked and appalled to hear the reports from Oslo and Utøya. Once again we have experienced the shock of a bombing that strikes innocent people. This is an attack upon our democratic and open society, an attack which causes disgust and must be condemned," he said.

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In Stockholm, a candle-lit vigil is planned to take place at 6 pm, outside the Norwegian embassy.

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:26 July 23, 2011 by cattie
So, if I understand the speculations, the correct analogy is Oklahoma City bombing?
19:13 July 23, 2011 by David Cohen
Mitt hjerte med familiene til alle ofrene. Jeg skulle ønske du aldri vil vite mer sorg. og jeg ønsker alle de sårede skal leges så fort som mulig, og vil legge denne tragedien bak seg. Condolence og sympati fra Israel.

My heart with the families of all the victims. I wish you will never know more sorrow. and I wish all the wounded will heal as quickly as possible, and will put this tragedy behind them. Condolences and sympathy from Israel.
19:45 July 23, 2011 by Swedesmith
The perpetrator of this senseless crime is a hater. Hate knows no color boundries.
20:07 July 23, 2011 by Terry Lamoreaux
Tonight we are all norwegian. We must stop pretending this does not exist. The world is with Norway.
01:57 July 24, 2011 by Twiceshy
Right-wing Christian terrorist seems more appropriate, considering the youtube video and manifest that he posted (calling for a new crusade to prevent Islamic domination of Europe, preceded by the elimination of multiculturalism and Marxism).
02:54 July 25, 2011 by Da Goat
@ twiceshy

This guy evidently is not a somali immigrant and also evidently not a Christian or is that too obvious! (he is neither Black nor Christian) Place spectacles on nose!

I agree with cattie and swedesmith here, both senseless and fishy! (smells bad)

perhaps he belongs to the Big boys club! this is definatly a political stunt not a religious one.
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