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Thousands of Norwegians gather to sing song Breivik hates

The mass murderer said that the song "Children of the Rainbow" was a Marxist brainwashing tool.

Despite the rain today, around 40,000 people gathered in Youngstorget square in Oslo to sing the song "Barn av Regnbuen" (Children of the Rainbow), near the court building where Anders Behring Breivik is on trial for killing 77 people.

Folk singer Lillebjørn Nilsen, who released the song several decades ago, led the emotional sing along. During his court testimony, Breivik said that he hates the song, which extols the virtues of a multicultural society. He said that it was an example of how Norwegian schools act as an "indoctrination camp" for "cultural Marxism and multiculturalism".

The organisers of the protest said their aim was to show that Breivik had not broken their tolerant society.