Norway will not be surrender its democratic values under pressure from violence, the country’s premier Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday.
The Norwegian prime minister was speaking to reporters after the deadly attacks on Oslo earlier that day.
“Norway stands united in times of crisis. I have a message to those who attacked us and to those who are behind this: it is a message to all of Norway: you will not ruin us. You will not ruin our democracy and our engagement for a better world,” Stoltenberg said.
‘We are a small nation, but we are a proud nation. No one will bomb us to silence, no one will shoot us to silence. No one will ever frighten us from being Norway.”
Later he visited the hospital where those who were injured in the bomb attack were being treated.