Thursday, June 22, 2017

Norwegian woods

Norwegian government backs down over memorial to Breivik victims

20 people whining stopped the project to memorialize the victims of the most horrible right wing terrorist attack committed outside the USA since the end of World War II.

Imagine the whines of 20 people stopping the Oklahoma City Memorial.

Or the Flight 93 Memorial.

Who would these 20 have to be?

The planned memorial, entitled Memory Wound, would have involved a wide slit cut into a strip of land near the island of Utøya where most of Breivik’s 77 victims were killed.

The project was generally approved of aesthetically, but about 20 locals, some of whom helped save lives during the massacre, sued the state to block the project, arguing it would harm the local community and landscape. 

They saw the planned memorial as too invasive and too close to their homes.

NIMBY?

Really?

In order to appease critics [20 critics - PV], Norway’s minister of communal affairs and modernisation, Jan Tore Sanner, said on Wednesday that the project would be abandoned and another as-yet-undecided memorial would be raised on the dock where the ferry to Utøya departs.

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