On Friday, a Norwegian gunman snuffed out the lives of dozens of teens at an island camp after setting off a bomb in Oslo's Government Building. On Monday, nearly 150,000 people filled the streets of Oslo to pay their respects to the victims of the bombing and shooting rampage. They held up flowers near the Nobel Peace Museum and vowed not to retaliate, but to make their democracy stronger.

Back in Utoya Island, the site of the shooting spree, makeshift memorials were set up along nearby shores where Norwegians gathered to try and come to terms with Friday's killings.

The Norwegian Labour party's general secretary Raymond Johansen said at a press conference: "There will be a time for the close members of the families who lost loved ones to return to the island where they can mourn privately. This will not be a public ceremony but will help them with the grieving process.

"At a later date there will also be a memorial on the island in memory of those whose lives were taken so cruelly

"The island should remain a venue for our summer camps as it is a symbol for the people - and what Breivik did to the island was an assault on democracy and freedom of expression.

"To close the island would make him - and not us - the victor."