PER ON THE CORNER, OSLO (VG) Tadzedin “Tasko” Fetisi (47) was very impressed when he opened the doors to Per on the corner on Sunday, a day and a half after the mass shooting.
“Terror is hitting us, and our hearts are bleeding,” Fetisi told the press in a statement he had written down on his mobile phone.
Two people were killed and 21 people injured in the mass shooting in Oslo that hit London pub, Per on the corner and Herr Nilsen on Saturday night.
Per on the corner was in the middle of the line of fire, and two men in their 50s and 60s were killed.
On Sunday, both Per on the corner and the neighboring pub Herr Nilsen opened the doors for the first time after the incident. Fetisi fought back crying as he lined up at the door of his pub and read aloud on behalf of himself and his staff.
– We are incredibly tired, sad and very affected by this. This is very difficult for all of us, and we need peace of mind to deal with all this.
Watch Fetisi read out the full statement on VGTV at the top of the article.
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The pub manager describes what has happened as “incomprehensible and just unspeakably sad”.
“When do all our warmest thoughts go to all those who lost loved ones, and to all those who were injured and affected by this horrific incident,” he said.
He went on to say that we now have to take care of each other, and that in his pub everyone is welcome.
– This is how it has always been, and this is how it will continue to be always. There are many who have their outdoor trail here on this big corner. Quite ordinary people with different beliefs and orientations.
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“Our guests are groups of friends who are a mixture of everything guests can be,” Fetisi said in the statement.
– We must do everything we can so that this corner of the city will still be safe for our guests and those who work here.
– We will now stand together and mourn and fight for all people in their rights to be allowed to be themselves, he concluded.
Fetisi did not want to say anything beyond what he had read out.
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Two people were killed and 21 people injured in the shooting in Oslo on Saturday night.
Many found their way to the pubs when the doors opened.
At Mr Nilsen, neither employees nor guests wanted to comment, but they understood that the press was on site.
– Now we just want to enjoy our beer in peace, a man told VG.
Will show support
Leo Brother Rui Shumba was among those who took the trip to Per on the corner. He said that the flowers in the area and all the people who had gathered are some of the “most beautiful” he has seen.
– I am very moved, he explained.
The 35-year-old himself took the trip because he wants to show support, solidarity and love. Shumba has been a regular at pubs in the area since he was 21 years old.
However, he was not present until Saturday night.
– What has happened is perhaps a wake-up call for the last people who mind that people can love the one they love – regardless of gender.
On Sunday, a mourning service was held in Oslo Cathedral. See the whole recording here:
The police security service (PST) considers the shooting in Oslo as an extreme Islamist terrorist act. They first became acquainted with the arrested Zaniar Matapour (42) in 2015.