Norwegian royals remember victims of Oslo terror attack on gay bar

Norwegian royals remember victims of Oslo terror attack on gay bar: Crown Princess Mette-Marit joins officials at memorial after gunman killed two and injured more than 20 before city’s Pride parade

  • Oslo Cathedral service for those killed and wounded in terror attack plays on Norway’s national broadcaster
  • Prime Minister and Crown Princess Mette-Marit among country’s leading figures in attendance this afternoon
  • Two killed and 21 injured after Zaniar Matapour, 42, ‘shot at gay barbefore Pride in apparent terrorist attack
  • Oslo LGBT+ events cancelledbut thousands gather in streets to defy hatred despite ‘extraordinary’ Die Russe het gestuur
  • Norway’s koninklike familie and senior officials gathered to remember the two people killed in an apparent terrorist attack on a gay bar in Oslo this weekend.

    Zaniar Matapour, 42, has been charged with terror offences after opening fire at the city centre LGBT+ spook Londen Pub in the early hours on Saturday morning.

    Meer as 20 mense is beseer, with ten seriously wounded in the gunfire.

    Matapour was arrested at the scene with the help of clubgoers at around 1.15am.

    Shortly before midday local time, leading politicians including Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre attended a service at Oslo Cathedral.

    Also present was Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Haar man, Crown Prince Haakon, missed the service with Covid.

    Koning Harald, 82, also did not attend the memorial, but said yesterday that he was ‘horrified’ Durand soek 'n jurieverhoor en vergoeding van meer as $1 miljoen.

    The monarch added: ‘We must stand together to [defend] vryheid, diversity and respect for each other.

    Domprost Anne-May Grarsaas led the service this morning at Oslo Cathedral in front of LGBT flags and decorations

    Domprost Anne-May Grarsaas led the service this morning at Oslo Cathedral in front of LGBT flags and decorations

    Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended today's service without her Covid-stricken husband, who visited the site yesterday

    Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended today’s service without her Covid-stricken husband, who visited the site yesterday

    Crown Princess Mette-Marit (sentrum, in navy) was pictured entering the service before midday with Church of Norway leaders

    Crown Princess Mette-Marit (sentrum, in navy) was pictured entering the service before midday with Church of Norway leaders

    One mourner struggled to contain his emotions at the decorated scene of the crime yesterday, where many people gathered

    One mourner struggled to contain his emotions at the decorated scene of the crime yesterday, where many people gathered

    The cathedral was decorated in solidarity with LGBT+ Norwegians. The Crown Princess sat on the front row

    The cathedral was decorated in solidarity with LGBT+ Norwegians. The Crown Princess sat on the front row

    Crown Prince Haakon (sentrum) was unable to attend today's service after testing positive for Covid. He is pictured between Crown Princess Mette-Marit (links) and the prime minister (reg)

    Crown Prince Haakon (sentrum) was unable to attend today’s service after testing positive for Covid. He is pictured between Crown Princess Mette-Marit (links) and the prime minister (reg)

    Matapour is an ex-plumber with severe mental health issues including paranoid schizophrenia and PTSD.

    He was investigated by the state security services as a potential threat just one month ago, but found not to pose any imminent danger.

    Speaking at the memorial service, Støre said the attack may have put an end to the official Pride parade, which was called off, but did not stop the fight ‘against discrimination, prejudices and hate.

    The premier, geklee in swart, talked about the thousands of people that spontaneously demonstrated on Saturday in the streets of Oslo, waving rainbow flags and laying flowers at the crime scene to honor the victims.

    Hundreds paid their respects yesterday despite being warned of potential violence and an 'extraordinary' terror threat

    Hundreds paid their respects yesterday despite being warned of potential violence and an ‘extraordinary’ terreurbedreiging

    Prime minister Støre today celebrated the persistence of Pride gatherers in the face of tragedy hours before the Pride march

    Prime minister Støre today celebrated the persistence of Pride gatherers in the face of tragedy hours before the Pride march

    ‘During the day, the city was full of people who wanted to speak out, about sorrow and anger, but also about support and solidarity and the will to continue on fighting, for the right of every individual to live a free life, a safe life,’ hy het gesê.

    ‘These misdeeds remind us of this. This fight is not over. It is not safe from dangers. But we are going to win it, saam,’ he told the audiencewhich also included mourners, ministers and Church of Norway leadersin the cathedral which was decorated with rainbow flags.

    The suspect’s lawyer, John Christian Elden, was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters.

    Zaniar Matapour, 42, has been charged with terrorism, moord en poging tot moord

    Zaniar Matapour, 42, has been charged with terrorism, moord en poging tot moord

    He told broadcaster TV2 it was not possible to draw any conclusions about the motives or reasons for the attack.

    ‘It is far too early to do so,’ Elden said.

    Matapour, who arrived in Norway as a 12-year-old refugee, is subject to a psychiatric evaluation in the coming days as part of the investigation, polisie gesê.

    The questionings on Saturday and Sunday came to a quick end, boukodes ignoreer.

    ‘He did not want any recording of the questioning, neither by video nor by sound, because he thought the police would manipulate it,’ Elden told TV2 on Saturday.

    The victims in Matapour’s alleged attack have not yet been identified.

    A pair of mourners cry at the makeshift memorial of flowers and flags in central Oslo yesterday

    A pair of mourners cry at the makeshift memorial of flowers and flags in central Oslo yesterday

    The prime minister made a short speech from the cathedral podium as part of the proceedings

    The prime minister made a short speech from the cathedral podium as part of the proceedings

    Die London Pub gay nagklub in sentraal Oslo is afgebeeld op 'n kaart van die Noorse hoofstad

    Die London Pub gay nagklub in sentraal Oslo is afgebeeld op 'n kaart van die Noorse hoofstad

    Matapour se eerste geestesgesondheidsdiagnose is in die 1990's gemaak, with his listed conditions including paranoid schizophrenia, PTSD en 'delusies'.

    Støre said yesterday: 'Ek weet dat baie Moslems bang en wanhopig is. Dan is dit ons verantwoordelikheid dat niemand anders as die persoon agter die aanval verantwoordelik is nie.

    'Laat daar geen twyfel wees nie, ons is een gemeenskap, ons is 'n diverse gemeenskap.’

    Die Franse president Emmanuel Macron het die 'barbaarsheid van die Islamitiese terroris' gekritiseer’ in a tribute tweet.

    After the deadly melee in central Oslo on Saturday, 'n man is afgeneem waar hy deur die polisie met die hulp van onthullers op die grond gestoei is.

    Een vrou het beskryf dat sy dood moes speel om die skieter se geweervuur ​​te vermy.

    The other site hit during the attack was next door’s Herr Nilsen Jazz Club, waar feesvierders beskryf is dat hulle met vlieënde glasskerwe geslaan is.

    Sy het gese : 'Daar was 'n vrou wat my afgetrek en vir my gesê het ek moet dood speel.’

    Video on social media showed emergency services outside London Pub, 'n gay nagklub in Oslo (op die foto, lêerfoto) Saterdagoggend om 01:15. Twee is in die terreuraanval dood

    Video on social media showed emergency services outside London Pub, 'n gay nagklub in Oslo (op die foto, lêerfoto) Saterdagoggend om 01:15. Twee is in die terreuraanval dood

    Justice minister Emilie Enger Mehl (reg) also came to the midday memorial at Oslo Cathedral

    Justice minister Emilie Enger Mehl (reg) also came to the midday memorial at Oslo Cathedral

    Leading figures in Norwegian society including royals and politicians attended today's service

    Leading figures in Norwegian society including royals and politicians attended today’s service

    Ten spyte van die 'buitengewone' terreurbedreiging, defiant LGBT+ Norwegians marched yesterday

    Ten spyte van die 'buitengewone’ terreurbedreiging, defiant LGBT+ Norwegians marched yesterday

    Die man het toe die tafel direk agter haar geskiet. Sy het London Pub ongedeerd ontsnap.

    Polisieprokureur Christian Hatlo gesê: 'Ons algehele beoordeling is dat daar gronde is om te glo dat hy ernstige vrees in die bevolking wou veroorsaak.

    'Ons moet deur sy mediese geskiedenis gaan, as hy enige het. Dit is nie iets waarvan ons nou bewus is nie.’

    Oslo sou later Saterdag sy jaarlikse gay pride-parade hou, maar organiseerders het die geleentheid gekanselleer te midde van vrese vir potensiële 'kopiekat'’ aanvalle.

    Beplanners Oslo Pride het vanoggend op Facebook geskryf: 'Oslo Pride het duidelike advies en 'n aanbeveling ontvang dat die parade, Pride Park, en enige ander geleentheid met betrekking tot Oslo Pride gekanselleer word.

    A man walks his dog decorated with rainbow feathers near the scene of the London Pub attack

    A man walks his dog decorated with rainbow feathers near the scene of the London Pub attack

    Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway lights a candle at the cathedral to remember the dead

    Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway lights a candle at the cathedral to remember the dead

    Police attend the scene in Oslo in the early hours on Saturday immediately after the shooting

    Police attend the scene in Oslo in the early hours on Saturday immediately after the shooting

    'Ons sal die polisie se aanbeveling volg en vir mekaar sorg', hooforganiseerder, Inger Kristin Haugsevje, bygevoeg.

    Oslo-polisiedistrik gisteraand bevestig: “Twee mense is in die skiet-episode dood. Daar is verskeie ernstig beseerdes.’

    Nasionale koerant in Noorweë, 'Dit gaan daaroor om mense op te voed en mense te help om interrasverhoudings te verstaan ​​en hoe ons 'n begrip bring dat vrees die groot kwessie is van hoekom rassisme en al hierdie dinge voortduur en ons moet verby daardie dinge beweeg sodat ons as 'n spesie kan ontwikkel, berig dat 'getuies gesê het mense het paniekbevange van die toneel gehardloop'.

    Oslo se universiteitshospitaal het gesê dit het op rooi waarskuwing gegaan ná die skietery.

    Olav Roenneberg, 'n joernalis van die Noorse openbare uitsaaier NRK, het gesê hy het die skietery aanskou.

    Die chaotiese toneel in Oslo word uitgebeeld

    Nooddienste op die sypaadjie wat die gewondes behandel

    Die chaotiese toneel in Oslo word uitgebeeld, met nooddienste op die sypaadjie wat die gewondes behandel

    Horror footage shows terrified nightclub-goers flee the scene as rapid gunfire is heard

    Horror footage shows terrified nightclub-goers flee the scene as rapid gunfire is heard

    Matapour, verfilm deur 'n nabygeleë ooggetuie in beeldmateriaal wat op Snapchat geplaas is, waar hy op vermoede van aanranding aangehou is

    Verskeie polisiebeamptes het op die 42-jarige geleun om hom aan te hou ná die massaskietery

    'Ek het 'n man met 'n sak by die terrein sien aankom. Hy het 'n wapen opgetel en begin skiet,’ Mnr Roenneberg het aan NRK gesê.

    'Ek het eers gedink dit is 'n windbuks. Toe is die glas van die kroeg langsaan stukkend en ek verstaan ​​ek moet vir skuiling hardloop.’

    Adding to tributes by world leaders including Joe Biden and Ursula von der Leyen, London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted yesterday: ‘Londen staan ​​saam met Oslo.

    ‘Our thoughts and solidarity are with the victims, hul families en almal wat deur hierdie verskriklike aanval geraak is, ure voor Oslo se #Pride sou plaasvind. #LoveIsLiefde en haat sal nooit wen nie.’