In New Zealand, more than 20,000 people attended the, memorial service, held at the city’s Hagley Park today (March 29) , to honour the victims of March-15th attacks on the mosques.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke at the event which was televised around the country, along with Muslim leaders and a survivor of the attack. Addressing the memorial service, attended by dozens of representatives of governments from around the world, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, a global effort is needed to end the vicious cycle of extremism.
She said, we must not bound to domestic borders, ethnicity and power based governance systems, and allow humanity to prevail. Jacinda Ardern announced that Prince William will visit New Zealand next month to meet and condole with the survivors of the attack.
An Australian white supremacist gunman, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant,shot down 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in the southern city of Christchurch on March 15 in a killing spree he broadcast live. The Christchurch shooter’s two targets were the Al Noor Mosque, where 41 people were killed, and a second, smaller mosque in the suburb of Linwood, where seven more died. Police called for people not to share the video, which showed the gunman shooting repeatedly at worshippers from close range.
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17 August, 2019