“22nd July is a horrific reminder of how vital it is that we fight together for the right to express ourselves, have opinions and say what we want,” said Tone W. Trøen.
During the ceremony at the memorial in the Government Quarter, Ina Rangønes Libak, head of the Labour Party Youth League, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg both stressed how important it is to fight for our democratic rights.
A must for democracy
The President of the Storting made it clear that for a democracy to work, all of its citizens must be able to express their views without fearing for the consequences.
“If young people can’t bring themselves to speak up in the public debate, democracy is threatened. We must never give in to those who aim to undermine democracy,” said Tone W. Trøen.