Survivors return to Norway massacre site

Source: Al Jazeera

Survivors of the shooting in Norway last month that left 69 people dead have returned to the island site.

Many lit candles and laid handwritten notes on Saturday in memory of their friends who were shot dead on Utoya during a summer camp for the youth wing of Norway’s Labour Party.

Up to 1,000 survivors and relatives were expected on the island, accompanied by police and medical staff, to confront the painful memories of the shooting spree.

Anders Behring Breivik has admitted to killing 77 people on July 22 when he first detonated a truck bomb outside government offices in the capital Oslo, and then went on a lethal rampage on Utoya, some 40km away.

Breivik denies criminal guilt because he believes the massacre was necessary to save Norway and Europe.

He said the attacks were an attempt at cultural revolution, aimed at purging Europe of Muslims and punishing politicians who have embraced multiculturalism.

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