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Norway Massacre: I Was There

The 2011 Norway attacks, referred to in Norway as 22 July were two domestic terrorist attacks by Anders Behring Breivik against the government, the civilian population, and a Workers’ Youth League (AUF) summer camp, in which 77 people were killed.

The Norwegian Police arrested Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian right-wing extremist, on Utøya island and charged him with both attacks. Breivik was convicted as charged and sentenced to 21 years of preventive detention in prison, the maximum sentence allowed in Norway.


Norway Massacre: I Was There

Having killed the summer camp leaders, Anders Breivik heads for the students in the HQ.

Hearing gunshots, Julie Bremnes joins others in fleeing the campsite for their lives. It is hardest for her mother who is in constant contact.

On the far side of the island away from the campsite, Elise Myhrer was amongst a group of students hiding, unaware that Breivik was masquerading as a police officer. Bravely, Hege Haugland took no chances.

On such a small island, there was nowhere to hide.

Eventually, the police found and arrested Breivik.