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[WATCH] New Zealand unites behind Muslim community #WeAreOne

22 March 2019 6:45 AM
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New Zealand
Christchurch
NZ PM Jacinda Ardern led a 2-minute silence at AL-Noor mosque on Friday as Muslim Call to Prayer broadcast live on national TV.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern led a 2-minute silence at AL-Noor mosque on Friday as the Muslim Call to Prayer broadcast live on national TV.

The mosque was one of the two places of worship that came under attack last Friday leaving 50 dead and dozens injured. One alleged shooter, Brenton Tarrant, a self-proclaimed white supremacist has been charged with murder.

Ardern has moved quickly to ban all semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles.

Ardern addressed the families of the victims and Muslims in general saying: "New Zealand mourns with you, we are one."

Other sites across the country such as the lawns outside parliament saw scores of Muslim and non-Muslim New Zealanders alike, coming together in solidarity.

Crowds can be seen chanting 'No hate, no fear, Muslims are welcome here'.

One social media campaign called on non-Muslim women to wear scarves on Friday in a show of solidarity.

Listen to this and other trending stories with Barbara Friedman on Barbs Wire below:


22 March 2019 6:45 AM
Tags:
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Christchurch

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