Norway: NATO drills draw protests in Oslo


Hundreds of Norwegians flooded Oslo’s streets on Saturday, October 28, protesting against the NATO-led military exercises Trident Juncture 18 and calling for dialogue with Russia.

People marched holding banners reading ‘Neighbors as friends – not enemies. Peace and dialogue go to Russia’ and ‘Stop NATO’s war exercise in Norway’. The protest was called for by around 27 different peace organisations.

Trident Juncture 18 are NATO-led military exercises which are being held in Norway from October 25 to November 2018. The exercises are the largest of their kind in Norway and involves around 50,000 participants.

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