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IPFS News Link • Norway

Norwegians go wild after government ends 561 days of lockdown with less than 24 hours' notice:

• by Ross Ibbetson

Prime Minister Erna Solberg abruptly announced end of all remaining lockdown rules on Saturday afternoon

It kicked off boozy celebrations as thousands headed out to celebrate at their favourite bars and nightclubs

There was an impromptu street party in Stavanger, a mass brawl in Tønsberg and no less than 50 fights in Oslo

Neither vaccination status nor negative test result required for any venue, leading to blockbusting queues

Police in Oslo received 190 reports of disturbances, slightly less than they would expect on New Year's Eve