Thousands of Norwegians rally against violence

More than 200,000 - many carrying white or red roses - were estimated to have taken part in the gathering in Oslo.
AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

OSLO, July 25 - In what was being called "Rose March," thousands of Norwegians - many carrying red or white roses - rallied in Oslo on Monday to show their support for the victims of last Friday's terror attacks that killed 76 people.

Broadcaster NRK estimated the crowd in the capital was 150,000.

The crowd grew so big that police canceled the scheduled march, as there was concern there was no space for the thousands of people to move.

At City Hall in Oslo Crown Prince Haakon told the crowd that "Tonight the streets are filled with love."

Rallies and torchlight processions were being held in other cities as well.

Earlier today a moment of silence was observed in Norway and neighboring countries in honor of the victims.