One of the leading figures in Norwegian campaign group Youth Against Racism was forced to pull out of an event commemorating Kristallnacht on Sunday night, after receiving a death threat over the phone.

Florence Aryanik (20), whose Muslim parents fled to Norway from Iran, was due to make a speech at a torchlit procession to commemorate the Nazi attack on German Jews.

"It was a very difficult decision to withdraw from the event tonight," Aryanik told NRK on Saturday. "Because I'm actually more frightened of being silenced than of any threat to my life. But I decided to withdraw because of my family."

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