Flowers left outside the Kilbirnie Mosque in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday. (Antara Photo/Ramadian Bachtiar)

Outpouring of Support for Muslims in Wake of Christchurch Mosque Shootings

BY : YUDHA BASKORO

MARCH 17, 2019

In a spontaneous outpouring of support, New Zealanders started leaving flowers and messages of condolence outside mosques in the country on Saturday, following the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday afternoon.

At least 50 people were killed and an equal number wounded in the worst incident of this kind in the country of less than 5 million people in nearly three decades.

An Indonesian citizen and his son were wounded in the mass shooting, which occurred during Friday prayers at the Al-Noor and Linwood mosques. The gunman has been identified as Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian citizen.

Children leave flowers and write messages of condolence the Kilbirnie Mosque in Wellington on Saturday. (Antara Photo/Ramadian Bachtiar)
Children leave flowers and write messages of condolence the Kilbirnie Mosque in Wellington on Saturday. (Antara Photo/Ramadian Bachtiar)
New Zealand residents pay tribute to the Christchurch shooting victims while a police officer looks on. (Antara Photo/Ramadian Bachtiar)
New Zealand residents pay tribute to the Christchurch shooting victims while a police officer looks on. (Antara Photo/Ramadian Bachtiar)
'You Are Us.' A message of support to Muslims from the people of New Zealand left in front of a Wellington mosque on Friday afternoon. (Antara Photo/Ramadian Bachtiar)
'You Are Us.' A message of support to Muslims from the people of New Zealand left in front of a Wellington mosque on Friday afternoon. (Antara Photo/Ramadian Bachtiar)

 

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