There was a sea of people and chaos in the center of Oslo and other big cities until Sunday night. The Oslo police report 190 assignments, including two serious incidents of violence.
– It has been somewhat more hectic than normal, but not more than it is New Year’s Eve or May 17th. We have had a little over 190 assignments. A little less than what we have on a normal New Year’s Eve, says Police Inspector Egil Brekke in the Oslo police district at a news conference Sunday morning.
– The reopening was as we expected.
It was a night with streets packed with party people after the reopening in Oslo. Police believe he was “mostly in a good mood”, with the exception of two serious incidents.
- A man was seriously injured after being subjected to serious acts of violence at Stortorget in Oslo. The man is being treated for serious head injuries, according to police. No one has been arrested in the case.
- Another man was seriously injured after being stabbed at Nedre Slottsgate in Oslo. Oslo police reported the incident shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday. The man has been taken to hospital with stab wounds to his legs. Police are looking for three to five people after the incident.
Police questioned witnesses at the scene Sunday night and obtained technical leads in the area. They have also provided video surveillance material.
Tail over 60 meters long
Outside of Justisen in Oslo, the queue was over 60 meters long, according to the NTB photographer on site. In several nightclubs in central Oslo, there were more people queuing outside than there was room inside the venues.
Many had made the trip to the city of Oslo. But many also chose to leave the voerspielet and leave earlier than usual:
– All the nightclubs are full and people are lining up waiting to enter. The urban space is also very crowded, concluded the chief of police operations. a Warn Oslo tonight.
At the Storgata 26 nightclub in Oslo it was according to VG complete chaos. CEO Johan Høeg Haanes believes the government started the reopening too quickly. It came just one day early.
– That’s exactly what I predicted beforehand. It became a threat to life in the city because they haven’t given us a deadline of at least a few days, Haanes says.
The bar manager says they have room for 6-700 inside. Outside, at least twice as many people lined up, he told the newspaper.
– It was a real chaos, people are completely assholes, said guard Tony Hansen in Last Train. to Dagbladet.
There has been a lot of noise, many police episodes, and an incredible number of people on the streets across the country. In Trondheim, people were reported to have passed out in the crowd to enter the first night of the issuer’s reopening.
50 events in four hours
In Oslo, the police have been busy. A man is being treated for head injuries after being subjected to violence in Stortorget. The Oslo police reported the case just before 03 night to Sunday.
– There are serious injuries, the man is unconscious and unconscious, says operations manager Gjermund Stokkli to VG.
Police have also seized a man carrying a larger knife inside the Strøget passage. There is no information that anyone was injured.
According to the police, there were reports of fights and riots in central Oslo after 0230. In four hours, up to 50 such incidents were recorded.
Electric park cyclist in a tunnel in Oslo
At the Oslo Universitetsgata, a man was arrested for firing a police officer. Before this, the detained person had snuck into a nightclub where he was not wanted.
Police also began searching for a woman on an electric scooter that set off in the opposite direction on the run to the east of the fortress tunnel.
– The kicking rider got away from us. Fortunately, she was not beaten as she was driving in the opposite direction in the fortress tunnel, but she appeared on camera as more luck than skill, police say.
Overcrowding in Trondheim
In Trondheim, a lot of people are also reported.
“Reopening brand” status: Lots of people in the center. Congestion in the queues of the discos », the Trøndelag police district reported.
Congestion is so great in some places that people have passed out, it was reported TV 2.
– We have received messages from both the public and the patrols about large crowds. There are long and dense lines outside the clubs. People are pushing, and this has meant that more people have gasped, says operations manager Solfrid Lægdheim.
Folkehav in Stavanger
Sørvest police have posted photos on Twitter of the streets of Stavanger, where it was full of people.
“Good mood regarding the reopening!”, wrote the police.
A similar message came from the Troms police.
“The leader of the task in Tromsø reports that there is a very good atmosphere in the city center and a lot of people outside. There are solid lines starting at all the clubs. You will think it applies to our other cities »they wrote on Twitter.
In both Tønsberg and Skien, teams from the southeastern police district had to deal with massive fights. In Tønsberg, it happened on the pier strip and a dozen people participated. No one was seriously injured, but a man in his 20s was brought in after he was said to have been aggressive towards police.
In Bergen, a man was reported for kicking and partially destroying the door of a police car. He is also denounced for threats and violence against a public official. In various places in the city there were several fights with at least five involved. In addition, a 19-year-old man was taken to hospital after hitting and kicking, and a 25-year-old had to go to the emergency room after being hit in the face with a bottle.
– Do not cook hot food
In light of the party atmosphere, the Oslo fire department came up with a reminder for those who are hungry after a wet night in the city:
“We have a recommendation: do not cook hot food while intoxicated. Rather, buy food at fast food or bring a slice of bread, so that we avoid dry cooking and fire ».