NORWAY: Protests for Gaza across the country and the violence in Oslo

Protests across Europe are not making the headline news. Could this be because the authorities want an end to the demonstration? Or even dwindle the increasing support for Gaza? I agree that some of the protests are tipping over to antisemitisim in some areas – but it is not a good enough reason to stop the protests. Fortunately the Minister of Justice for Norway, Knut Storberget, does not see any reason to cancel future demonstrations in the city.

In gaza people are being slaughtered every minute. Bodies are found piled up behind buildings. Three children were found starved clutching to the corpse of their dead mother two days ago and a two generations were wiped out not by bombs but by bullets to the head and body. The number killed in the past 14 days has risen to 875 and the wounded over 3000. The number traumatised by the Israeli attacks are too many to count and they never make the headlines. Depression and despair is what faces the people of Gaza.

Shall we keep or silence? Should we allow this massacre to continue? NO!

We have to continue the vigils – continue campaigning until the bombings stop and the people of Gaza can breath clean air – not white phosphorus particles or the stench of death and destruction, but cool air of freedom and security.

Assad Nasir

Protests march against Israels attack on Gaza Saturday 10th Jan 2009. Photo: Assad Nasir

Scanpix

Young Norwegian children demonstrating against the violence in Gaza. They were shouting "Free Palestine. Israel is a terrorist" Photo: Scanpix

Demonstration in Oslo turns ugly. The media gets the pictures they want and the plight of the people of Gaza ends up in the shadows. 10th Jan 2009

Demonstration in Oslo turns ugly. The media gets the pictures they want and the plight of the people of Gaza ends up in the shadows. 10th Jan 2009

Children get caught in the cross-fire between the violent demonstrators and the police. Volunatry guards try and prevent the mob from clashing with police. 10th January 2009

Children get caught in the cross-fire between the violent demonstrators and the police. Volunatry guards try and prevent the  mob from clashing with police. 10th January 2009         Foto: Aftenposten
peaceful demonstrations turn ugly when teenagers in Oslo smash windows and police cars. Saturday 10th January 2009

Peaceful demonstrations turn ugly when teenagers in Oslo smash windows and police cars. Saturday 10th January 2009

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~ by no2wars on 11/01/2009.

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