New Zealand shootings: How New Zealand is remembering Christchurch victims

New Zealand shootings: How New Zealand is remembering Christchurch victims

New Zealand shootings: How New Zealand is remembering Christchurch victims

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received praise from people around the world for her strong, yet compassionate response, in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks.

The 37-year-old New Zealand Prime Minister has earned refreshing worldwide respect as a unifying force being compassionate and decisive doing bravely everything to bring together the people of all New Zealand as one and us sharing the sorrow the Muslim community is going through.

Thousands of New Zealanders have paid tribute to the fifty victims of the mass shootings in Christchurch one week ago today.

New Zealand marked one week since the devastating white supremacist attack that took the lives of 50 people inside and around two Christchurch mosques.

New Zealand, which has already charged two people for distributing the gruesome livestreamed video of the attack, has now also made it a crime to share the alleged killer's "manifesto", local media reported. We have to be cautious also about power hungry political leaders who exploit hate as a vessel for political gains.

He tweeted an image with a message of support and thanks for New Zealand.

Thousands more were listening in on the radio or watching on television as the event was broadcast live.

On Friday, scores of women in New Zeland wore headscarves remembering the mosque shooting victims.

The nationwide ceremonies saw poignant scenes of Kiwis embracing Muslims, Maoris performing the traditional haka war dance, and non-Muslim New Zealand women donning makeshift Islamic headscarves in solidarity.

"They are us", she had said while referring to the victims of the Christchurch terror attack.

While talking to the press, Williams said he's a proud Muslim and seeks vast pride in being a New Zealander.

"We are broken-hearted, but we are not broken", he said.

New Zealand's chief censor, David Shanks, has urged those who have a copy of the killer's purported manifesto to delete what Wellington details is a "crude booklet that promotes murder and terrorism". "We need to show our Muslim brothers and sisters that we are here for them".

The observance comes the day after the NZ government announced a ban on "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like the weapons that were used in the attacks.

In the meantime, in New Zealand, the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks were laid to rest in a mass burial.

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