"”It could be anyone of us”"
"of CHRISTCHURCH. It is difficult to understand. What took place here just over a day ago. A stone's throw from here, around a hundred meters inside the police barriers is the mosque Masjid Al Noor."
"A place where people come to exercise their faith and honor their values became to hell on a moment – when 41 people were killed there yesterday. "
"– It is something you never imagined will happen in this country, " says Sandra Oviedo, who has just laid a bouquet of flowers on the ground under the police tape."
"They're white, Sandra flowers. One of the many colors in the bouquets constituting the drops in the flower-bed. She tells us that she used to work near here. We're talking about what happened yesterday."
"– It could be anyone of us, " says Sandra."
"She is originally from Colombia, but has lived in New Zealand for seven years. "
"Sandra Oviedo is one of many who share the view that New Zealand is a welcoming country – tolerating and progressive."
" I'm shocked. We have seen this on the news but didn't think it would happen here, " says Kashif Umer, another of those who gathered here in the afternoon."
"“Felt the people who were killed”"
"Kashif Umer explains why he is here today."
" I came here because I knew people who died yesterday. One of my former teachers and his children. A father and a son that was shot down in this mosque, " he says, pointing behind him, toward the building."
"Kashif Umer tells me he has memories from the mosque, he has been here several times."
" I am a muslim, but is not religious. I have not come here to participate in the prayers, but to have fun with friends. Where they shot down people I have sat, I have memories from those places."
"the Black cloths have been hung in front of the mosque entrance. There are still several of the victims ' bodies left. Some of those have not even been identified yet. Some have been brought to the morgue. There are also the bodies of the seven people who were killed in the other mosque that was attacked, Linwood Masjid. "
"One person died in the hospital. In total, 49 people who now no longer have a future. In the space of a few minutes were stolen from them in the most brutal way. It is difficult to understand."