thousands of people took part on Friday (local time) at the national memorial ceremony in a Park in Christchurch. Under the present new Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was, her Australian colleague Scott Morrison, and representatives from 58 other countries.
"racism exists, but he is not welcome here," said Ardern in her speech. The same applies to violence, extremism, and attacks on the freedom of religion.
Similar events in other major cities of new Zealand such as Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin, to be held - anywhere strict security force. On Friday of last week, new Zealand had remembered with two minutes silence in memory of the victims.
United by attack
An Australian right-wing extremists had on the 15. March, two mosques in Christchurch was attacked and 50 people were shot. The massacre caused international horror. 22 injured to be treated in hospitals.
Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel described the attack on Friday as an "attack on all of us." The hate-driven fact have had the aim to split the new Zealander. Instead, they have United "to us," said Dalziel.
The singer Yusuf Islam performed his Song "Peace Train" (Friedenszug). Under the name Cat Stevens, well-known Star converted in the seventies to Islam and took the name Yusuf Islam. (sda)
Created: 29.03.2019, 04:49 PM