Torch parade for Norway's victims

A thousand people take part in torch parade near Utoeya Island; security expert says new far-right extremists need to be investigated.

By REUTERS
July 27, 2011 11:24
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A thousand march in torch parade for victims

Norway torch parade 311 R. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Remembering the victims killed in Friday's shooting and bomb blast.

Around one thousand people carried torches as the walked close to Utoeya island where 68 youths were killed.

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Anders Behring Breivik admitted to the youth camp shooting and a bomb attack in Oslo which left 76 people dead.

Breivik has said he belongs to a radical network.

His online manifesto referred to a secret meeting in London in 2002 to found a 'Knights Templar' group to drive Islam out of Europe.

One security expert said there is a new generation of far-right extremists.

J. Peter Burgess, Leader of Security Program at the Peace Research Institute Oslo said, "Whereas here we have a whole other kind of set-up and logic where it is networked. Very much on the internet and not only chat rooms, but the other resources that are available on the internet. It's international and it is in hiding. The methods are far stronger, far more radical and the goals are quite different. This was going to be a European revolution according to the manifest you mentioned. So quite a bit. We need to shift gear in our way of understanding this right-wing extremism and be careful that we look at it in detail."



Thousands of flowers and candles have been laid in front of the capital's Cathedral as people pay their respects to the dead.

The attacks have shocked the normally peaceful country which has been struggling to come to terms with its worst peace-time massacre of modern times.


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