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Memorial Gathering in Center of Reykjavík

A gathering organized by the Icelandic Young Social Democratic League is to be held on Tjarnarbakki by Idnó restaurant in the center of Reykjavík this afternoon at 6 pm; nearly 1000 are attending according to a Facebook site created for the event.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a candle and the event is scheduled from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

Many have laid flowers by the Norwegian embassy in Reykjavík since yesterday’s events, and a memorial guest book for all those wanting to express their condolences to the Norwegian nation will be placed in Reykjavík’s municipal building next to Idnó Restaurant.

On Monday the book will be brought to the Norwegian embassy where it will be kept for all to sign. Since yesterday’s events in Norway, several people laid flowers by the entrance to the Norwegian embassy in Reykjavík, ruv.is reports.

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From Tjarnarbakki by Idnó in Reykjavík’s center.

This morning Iceland’s president, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, sent his condolences to the Norwegian royal family and the Norwegian nation, mbl.is reports.

“We are thinking of all those who’ve lost a loved one and we hope they will find the strength to overcome the terrible grief of times like these. In times like these it is the Nordic fellowship that comes together in unity and solidarity.”

Icelandic designer Lísbet Sveinsdóttir told mbl.is yesterday afternoon that this was “the darkest moment in the history of Norway since World War II.”

Nearly three thousand Icelanders live in Oslo or its vicinity.

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Össur Skarphédinsson contacted the Norwegian ambassador in Iceland to give him Iceland’s condolences.

The Icelandic government is keeping a close eye on the situation in Oslo; he told ruv.is no Icelanders appeared to have been injured or killed in the bombing.

The Icelandic government and police authorities will continue to observe the situation but will take no precautionary action in Iceland for now, mbl.is reports.

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