In a park at the al Noor mosque, one of the two mosques where people were shot to death, gathered thousands of people on Friday. It is a week ago a right-wing extremist shot and killed 50 people during Friday prayers.New Zealand's prime minister Jacind Ardern present at the Friday's prayer. Photo: Marty Melville/AFP
- New Zealand mourns with you, " said the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, in a short speech, on the site of the park.
and other cities in the country, people gather in silence. In the neighbouring country of Australia, people stayed up on the streets and in the shops.
the Mosque's imam Gamal Fouda acclaimed nyzeeländarna for all the support.
- I look around me here and I see love and compassion in the eyes of new zealanders and people from all over the world, said Fouda in the park.
" the Terrorist tried to tear apart our country with a sinister ideology. But, instead, we have shown that New Zealand can't be crushed.
going on the repairs in a building with bullet holes in the walls and blood stained floors. Outside laid the flowers down in honor of the victims. Women across the country took on the headscarf during the day to show solidarity.
"I want to send a message that hatred will not win," says Kirsty Wilkinson, who was in the park with two friends – all three of the hijab.
Salwa Mustafa, who lost her husband and 15-year-old son, says of the church:
- the Whole world has now seen who it is who is a terrorist. Muslims are peaceful and loving people, not terrorists. I hope the world now understand what Islam is.
the relatively mild vapenlagarna in the country to buy the weapons he used to shoot dead 50 people, ages 3 to 77 years.
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday that the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons of the military type are prohibited, with immediate effect. Over 1,000 people in the country have contacted the police around to submit weapons in private ownership which are no longer legal.
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