26 Jul 2011

Labour Party commemorates lives lost in Norway

3:11 pm on 26 July 2011

Members of the Labour Party and its youth wing have released balloons on the steps of Parliament to remember those who lost their lives in the bomb and shooting attacks in Norway.


Seventy-six people were killed and dozens more were injured in a massacre at a holiday camp organised by the youth wing of Norway's Labour party, and a bombing in Oslo.

The killer, Anders Behring Breivik, has admitted the attacks and will be held in custody for eight weeks - four in strict solitary confinement, while police continue investigations.

New Zealand Labour Party MP Jacinda Ardern told the 50 people gathered at Parliament that she has friends among those caught up in the tragedy.

She said many of those who lost their lives stood for the same ideals as members of the Labour Party here.