Ina Rangønes Libak, head of the Labour Party Youth League, reminded all those present, including the President of the Storting, how vital the battle to uphold democracy and freedom of speech is against those who want to stop people from using their democratic rights. Photo: Storting.

Ina Rangønes Libak, head of the Labour Party Youth League, reminded all those present, including the President of the Storting, how vital the battle to uphold democracy and freedom of speech is against those who want to stop people from using their democratic rights. Photo: Storting.

The Storting present at the commemoration of 22nd July

The President of the Storting, Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, and representatives of the parliamentary party groups were present at the memorial ceremony in Oslo nine years after the terrorist attacks on the Government Quarter and the island of Utøya.

“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.


Last updated: 28.07.2020 13:03