Norwegians mourn massacre victims in silence

July 25, 2011 14:33

OSLO, July 25 (Reuters) - Thousands of Norwegians held a minute's silence on Monday to remember the more than 90 victims of an anti-immigration killer who stunned the normally peaceful nation with a bomb and gun attack.

"In remembrance of the victims ... I declare one minute's national silence," Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said, standing dressed in black on the steps next to the king and queen, the whole group flanked by two burning torches.

Anders Behring Breivik is due in court on Monday after he planted a bomb on Friday outside Stoltenberg's Oslo office which killed seven, then drove to the island of Utoeya and shot dead 86 at a youth camp of the ruling Labour Party.

Nordic neighbors Sweden, Finland and Denmark also held official minute's silences.

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