Solberg on the activists who followed Lisztok: – Unacceptable

Solberg on the activists who followed Lisztok: – Unacceptable

Distance: The distance between the people and the elected representatives is short, writes Solberg on Facebook, which is unique to Norway. She was still not convinced that the activists' behavior was inside. Photo: Torey Christiansen / VG

Right-wing leader Erna Solberg believes the behavior of activists who followed FrP leader Sylvie Listak on Wednesday “doesn't belong in our democracy”.

On Wednesday morning, Listak walked from the Foreign Ministry to the Storting when he was followed by Palestinian activists.

Listhaug later described the episode as disgusting and threatening. He believes activists crossed a line when they tried to express their displeasure with politicians and his party's handling of Israel's war on Gaza.

He is now backed by Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg.

“I know Sylvie to be a tough woman with a high tolerance for diversity of opinion. When she says she found this incident threatening,​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Solberg writes in a Facebook post on Thursday evening in a Facebook post.

And the Conservative Party leader writes that he believes it is important to speak out and that the activists' behavior is “unacceptable and unbecoming of our democracy”.

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At the same time, Solberg points out that one of the best and almost unique things about the Norwegian political system is the “short distance between the people and the elected representatives”.

– There are many ways to communicate with politicians. Anyone can be invited to meetings, visits, letters, emails, express their opinions on social media and you can chat in the store. But you can't follow people just because you don't agree with them, says the Conservative leader.

– In many countries, government officials must always have guards and security when they are out in public. This is not the tradition in Norway and I hope we don't get there either, he adds.

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