The police lack an overview of several people – NRK Norway – Overview of news from different parts of the country

NRK is informed of this.

On Monday, it became known that the police discouraged people from participating in the support rally that was to take place on Rådhusplassen on Monday night.

This afternoon it became known that Oslo Pride follows the police recommendation and cancels the event.

NRK is now informed that part of the reason for the police’s advice is that PST lacks an overview of several people in a specific environment.

Since the attack on Saturday night, the police security service (PST) has tried to gain control of several people connected to a specific environment, but they have not succeeded.

PST: Demanding situation

In Dagsnytt 18, PST chief Roger Berg says that they have certain people in the binoculars that they continuously work with.

– We are talking specifically about environments that support extreme Islamism and that believe that violence is legitimate in order to achieve its goals. And in this situation, it is the queer environment that they simply focus on, he says.

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PST chief Roger Berg and Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Emilie Enger Mehl in Dagsnytt 18.

He does not want to comment on whether these people have contact with prisoners.

Men the people you know from before?

– Among other things, there are people we know from before. And then we also have indications that there are people we do not know. This makes the situation very demanding for us. Therefore, we are not able at this time to reduce the threat level to a normal situation, Berg answers.

Ask people to follow the police recommendation

Today, the police came with a clear recommendation to cancel the event.

– Based on information from PST and that the queer environment is part of the enemy image of extreme Islamists, the police’s clear recommendation is that tonight’s pride event in Oslo is postponed and any other pride events elsewhere in the country are considered postponed until further notice, announced Police Director Benedicte Bjørnland in a press release on Monday.

Police Director Benedicte Bjørnland.

Photo: Geir Olsen / NTB

Bjørnland says that the threat situation is still unresolved.

– I encourage people to follow those recommendations, even if it goes a long way, says Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Emilie Enger Mehl in Dagsnytt 18.

PST fears that someone will be inspired

PST chief Roger Berg says that PST fears that someone may be inspired by the incident this weekend.

– We fear that there may be a follow-up action. We have seen cases of this in the past in other countries, and it is not uncommon for some to be inspired, or for more people to have the same way of thinking as here, and to think of committing a new terrorist act in Norway. We must do what we can to prevent this.

Do you have specific information that supports this?

– As of now, I will not go into detail on what information we have. We have a large supply of information now, and we have nothing to indicate that something will happen in the near future, but we see that we are constantly receiving new information that allows this to change, Berg answers.

Has received bodyguard protection

Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Anette Trettebergstuen has received bodyguard protection as a result of the unresolved threat situation.

NRK is aware that increased visibility in the media and her orientation is an important part of the rationale.

PST does not want to comment on what measures they have implemented around government officials.

Trettebergstuen has also not wanted to comment on questions related to her safety.

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