Campaigners calling for the demolition of the wind farms at Fosson in Trøndelag have blocked the entrances to a total of ten ministries over the past week. However, they realize that the issue is on the government’s radar and end the campaign. Campaigners’ spokeswoman Ella Marie Hedda Isaksen confirmed this.
– We are calling off the operation today on the condition that the wind turbines be demolished and the land returned to Fosan Sami.
Fossen campaigners are protesting as 500 days have passed since the Supreme Court ruled that 151 wind turbines on the Fossen peninsula in Trøndelag are illegal.
Hætta Isaksen told Dagbladet that the campaigners have been realizing the decision to end the campaign for the past two days.
– We feel we owe it to everyone who participated to finish before people get tired. Hedda Isaksen says today it felt right to go to the last event where the king is in the council to put the final pressure on the government to fulfill the promises they made yesterday.
Ready to campaign again
The end of the operation will be marked with a peaceful demonstration outside the fort.
On Friday morning, a large demonstration will take place at Eidsvolls Place outside Storting.
On Thursday, both Prime Minister Jonas Gerstor (AP) and Oil and Energy Minister Terje Ösland (AP) apologized to reindeer herders in Fossen.
Hætta Isaksen says the apology was long overdue and they now have a better basis to address the matter. But if that doesn’t happen, they are ready to take action again.
– Crying is allowed. It is allowed to laugh. We should be very proud of what we have done. The government should never forget what happened here. We must remember the power that resides in them, and we must watch over them going forward. It’s important that they don’t let us down again. We are ready to take further action.
– Ongoing human rights violations
Prime Minister Jonas Karstor had breakfast with reindeer owners on Friday morning.
– It’s a strong hour, I’d say. This is not a meeting with an end, but a meeting to start work, which we will take very seriously, Storr told reporters after the meeting.
He asked them to believe that the government had worked with the judgment since it came down – and that they had worked to ensure that international rights obligations were followed.
– The current situation is that they will not be. The Prime Minister has said that this is a violation of human rights and we cannot live with it.
“We will start concrete steps soon,” he said, adding that his full focus would be on the matter.
One of the reindeer owners who attended the meeting says nothing concrete is expected to come out of the meeting.
– Based on the Supreme Court judgment, we believe they have taken a decision on what to take, says the reindeer owner who now feels a step forward.
– You feel that things are going in the right direction.
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