The Norwegian Police Directorate has decided to arm the police to ensure the implementation of planned events between July 19 and 23.
According to the police, the decision has been made to secure larger rallies in connection with the Islamic holiday Id al-adha and celebrations and events related to the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on July 22, 2011.
“The markings will take place throughout the country, and it has been decided to ensure a uniform practice for police preparedness on these days,” section leader Jørn Schjelderup in the Police Directorate stated in a press release.
No concrete threat affected the decision. The Police Security Service (PST) still considers the terrorist threat in Norway to be “moderate.”
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