The road in front of a gay pub that was the scene of a terrorist attack in June has been painted in rainbow colours.
The terrorist attack carried out Friday night during Oslo Pride 2022 in the London Pub, in which two people died and 23 were injured, was quickly filled with a sea of flowers after the incident.
To remember the incident, to honour those who were affected and to show that Oslo is an open city, the municipality decided that from now on the street, in the suburb of Rosenkrantz’ Gate will be rainbow-coloured.
“It’s a small measure, but I think it’s important,” Sirin Stav (Miljøpartiet De Grønne) from the municipal management to the newspaper Avisa in connection with the decision earlier this summer.
“Visibility is one of the most important measures against discrimination.”
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The chairman of the Norwegian organization Salam, which brings together queer Muslims, Omar Orhan, said he would have liked to see more colours, so that the street also had the colours included in the progressive rainbow flag, the trans colours plus brown and black.
The street has been painted just in time for a Rainbow Parade to be held this weekend through Oslo to celebrate diversity and remember those affected by the terrorist attack.
Last Updated on Sep 8, 2022