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Tens of thousands protest at Norway Breivik trial

MYT 6:55:00 PM

OSLO (Reuters) - Around 40,000 people gathered in Oslo on Thursday to sing a popular children's song ridiculed by Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people last July, as a show of protest against the right-wing activist's anti-immigrant views.

Thousands more joined in song in towns across the country to sing "Children of the Rainbow", a song that celebrates the sort of multiculturalism that Breivik said that motivated his killing spree.

Norwegian anti-Muslim fanatic Anders Behring Breivik stands in a courtroom during his trial in Oslo April 26, 2012. Breivik, 33, is on trial for killing 77 people in a shooting and bombing rampage last July. REUTERS/Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix/Pool

The 33-year-old has denied criminal guilt, insisting his victims were "traitors" who deserved death for embracing multicultural values which, in his view, open Europe to a slow-motion Muslim invasion.

(Writing by Walter Gibbs; Editing by Alison Williams)

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