Norwegian Patriots

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Norwegian Patriots
Leader Øyvind Heian
Founded 2007
Dissolved 2009
Ideology Norwegian nationalism
Political position Far-right
Politics of Norway
Political parties

The Norwegian Patriots (Norwegian: NorgesPatriotene, NP) was a short-lived political party in Norway led by Øyvind Heian whose sole aim was to stop non-western immigration to Norway. The party ran for election limited to the county of Vestfold[1] in the 2009 parliamentary election, where it received a mere 184 votes. The disappointing result lead to the party being "put on ice",[2] and on 23 September it was announced that the party was dissolved.[3]


In June 2009 Stop Islamisation of Norway (SIAN) was joined by Heian for a rally against Islam in Oslo. The rally was ended before it had started, as the group came in a violent clash with left-wing activists. The police claimed that the left-wing activists were the active part of the clash.[4] The newspaper Verdens Gang claimed that there was a mobile text messaging campaign involving the far-left Blitz-movement and the Red Party organising a counter-demonstration.[5]

In August 2009 Heian was attacked during a school debate in Tønsberg by activists from SOS Rasisme.[6] During much of the debate, items were thrown against Heian, and presumably hit by a bottle from one of the audience, he was left bleeding from his head and had to receive medical aid.[7]


  1. ^ "NorgesPatriotene" (in Norwegian). TV2. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  2. ^ VG, "Norgespatriotene gir opp"
  3. ^ Nettavisen, "Legger ned partiet og beklager"
  4. ^ Aass Kristiansen, Arnhild; Granly Meldalen, Sindre (2009-06-13). "Norgespatriotene-leder angrepet i Oslo sentrum" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Ulovlig demonstrasjon mot islam-motstandere lørdag" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  6. ^ Drugg, Eva Susanne (2009-08-28). "Blodig skoledebatt" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  7. ^ Holth Johansen, Anders (2009-08-28). "Angrepet under skoledebatt" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2009-08-28.