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.