Oslo and Norway was hit by a terrible attack on our democracy last friday.
I was in the office at 15.25 where a terrible noise was heard. The building was shaking. July is vacation time in Norway and we were only a handful in the office at this time. I felt by instinct that this was a bomb. We then checked the building and looked onto the street. Our offices were intact. In the street there was a lot of broken windows and a few bleeding people. We stopped working and started to check if there was some news on the internet. After a while we understood that the Norwegian Government and the governing labour party was the target. The Tordivel office is only 200 meter away from the bomb center – we were lucky because we were shielded by the large Old Oslo Opera building. When I walk home from work I normally pass through the Einar Gerhardsens Plass where the bomb struck normally a little bit later than 15.25…..it feels very close.
I stayed in the office for a couple of hours to secure everything – over the weekend we are starting to realize that severe of the attack and the brutal killings affects the whole Norwegian community.
Today it is monday – the Tordivel office is fully operational and we are trying to progress as normal as it is possible……