Pro's Rinne: One must not bow down to violent deeds
- Trade union Pro expresses its deep condolences for the grief of Norwegians
President Antti Rinne expresses on behalf of the trade union Pro condolences
for the political terrorist act that has shocked Norway and people all
Rinne is adamant that people must not bow down to violent deeds. We must
continue the work for social development, based on freedom, mutual
responsibility and equality, he insists.
Read the president of the
trade union Pro, Antti Rinne’s message of condolence in full.
On Friday afternoon shocking news began to emerge from Oslo, the capital of
Norway. First there were reports of a deadly bomb attack, which struck at
heart of decision-making in a democratic society. Within a few hours
the shock deepened when the news began to unfold that a second, and as it
turned out related, tragedy was taking place - an attack by a gunman at the
summer camp of the
youth organization of Norway's labour party.
On Saturday disbelief, anger, anxiety and feelings of overwhelming shock
mounted, as it became clear how cold-bloodedly and systematically this young
extreme-right Norwegian man had acted in seeking to damage Norway and
Norwegians. He targeted a country that can be proud of developing a society
on equality, freedom and tolerance and that plays a responsible role in
relieving distress of people living in other countries.
One must not bow down to this kind of sick and obscene violence. The work in
the name of freedom, brotherhood and equality must go on in Norway and in
other parts of the world.
On behalf of myself and the trade union Pro, I express my deepest
the immense grief of all Norwegians.