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Oslo gay bar shootings do not stop the fight for equal rights – Norwegian Prime Minister

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OSLO — Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støle has not put an end to the battle for the right of all individuals to live a free and safe life after a rampage of gunmen at a gay bar and another venue in central Oslo on Saturday. Said.

Police also cross-examined a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen from Iran on Sunday for the second time since his arrest.

A man who said police were radical Muslims with a history of mental illness killed two and injured 21 early Saturday when Oslo was scheduled to host a pride parade. It has been accused of letting him.

At a special worship service at Oslo's cathedral, Støre said he may have put an end to the official pride parade where the attack was stopped. , It didn't stop. The fight "against discrimination, prejudice and hatred".

The black-clad Prime Minister voluntarily demonstrated in the city of Oslo on Saturday, waving a rainbow flag and blooming on the crime scene to honor the victims. I talked about thousands of people.

"On this day, the city was full of people who wanted to talk about not only sadness and anger, but also the will to continue to fight support and solidarity for the right of all individuals to live. Free life, safety. Life is good, "he said.

"These wrongdoings remind us of this. This battle is not over. It's not safe from danger. But we're going to win it together," he said. Speaking to an audience, including a mourner, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, a minister, and a leader of the Church of Norway, in a cathedral adorned with a rainbow-colored flag.

Authorities have been aware of the suspect since 2015 and state that he was part of Norway's network of Islamic extremists.

The suspect's lawyer, John Christian Elden, was unable to get immediate comment when contacted by Reuters.

He told broadcaster TV2 that it was impossible to draw conclusions about the motives and reasons for the attack. "It's too early to do that," he said.

The suspect has been accused of murder, attempted murder, and terrorism. It is not known what he is saying about the accusation.

According to police, he will undergo a psychiatric evaluation within a few days as part of the investigation.

Saturday and Sunday questions were over soon, his lawyer said.

"He didn't want to record the question either video or audio because he thought the police would operate it," Elden told TV2 on Saturday. (Report by Gwladys Fouche in Oslo, edited by Emeria Sithole-Matarise)