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AustraliaMelbourne vigil to honour Christchurch terror attack victims

06:00  18 march  2019
06:00  18 march  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Christchurch shooting: Thousands attend Melbourne vigil for victims . Thousands of people of many faiths have converged in the heart of Melbourne to offer prayers and support to the victims of terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand.

On Tuesday (March 19) a vigil was held at Centre Park in Māngere, Auckland, to honour the terror attack victims and In Chicago, a vigil in response to the Christchurch attacks was held on Sunday at A vigil was held in Melbourne outside the State Library of Victoria on Monday (March 18) at

Members of the Victorian Muslim community will converge in Melbourne tonight to remember the victims of terrorist attacks at two mosques in New Zealand.

The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) will host the vigil at the Victorian State Library on Swanston Street from 6.30pm.

"We are shocked and greatly saddened by the murderous attack on Muslim worshippers in New Zealand," ICV spokesperson Adel Salman said.

"It is clear is that this cowardly massacre was motivated by hatred for Muslims, by an extremist Islamophobic ideology. This attack was meant to create fear and panic and to send a message that Muslims are not welcome. This is terrorism."

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A vigil for the victims of the attack was held outside New Zealand's embassy in the UK from 12pm on Friday, promoting the idea that "love will win and terror The event was organised by Turn To Love, a global anti- terrorism campaign set up to honour the victims of attacks , which also organised vigils

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Melbourne vigil to honour Christchurch terror attack victims© AAP An outpouring of grief in Christchurch for the victims of the terror attack.

Despite the outpouring of political condemnation in Australia and in New Zealand, Mr Salman said: "it is time for real political leadership" as words weren't enough.

It comes after Premier Daniel Andrews attended a mosque during a pre-scheduled state-wide open day and said Victorians would not be cowed by an "evil" act of violence.

"On Friday we saw terrible acts of terrorism, of hate, of evil," he said yesterday.

"The crowd assembled ... and in so many places across our city and state says to me that hope and harmony is always more powerful than hate and division."

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