More than a 100,00 rallied today to express grief and unity for the victims of terror attacks in Oslo and Utøya that took place on Friday, July 22, 2011. Some reports place the number of participants at 150,000 alone in Oslo. Poignant videos have appeared on youtube with images and music such as Norwegian musician Maria Mena's Mitt lille land and she is also offering the song as a free download.
The Canberra Times reported that the Norwegian Prime Minister addressed the evening crowd, many holding up the red and white roses for remembrance: "By taking part you are saying a resounding 'yes' to democracy." He called the Rose March a "march for democracy, a march for tolerance, a march for unity. Evil can kill a person but never conquer a people."
The BBC reported that Crown Prince Haakon told more than 100,000 people in Oslo that "tonight the streets are filled with love".
"Terrorism and deception are weapons not of the strong but of the weak." - Mohandas K. Gandhi