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WorldPeople Are Leaving Floral Tributes at Mosques Around the World After the New Zealand Attack

00:55  16 march  2019
00:55  16 march  2019 Source:   time.com

White House condemns 'vicious act of hate' in New Zealand mosque attacks

White House condemns 'vicious act of hate' in New Zealand mosque attacks The White House on Friday condemned the mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left at least 49 people dead. "The United States strongly condemns the attack in Christchurch. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Friday morning. She continued, "We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate.

New Zealand is in mourning after 49 people were killed at two mosques in the country's deadliest-ever shooting. PM Jacinda Ardern described Friday's Media captionPictures on social media show an arrest being made after the New Zealand mosque shootings. According to the latest census figures

Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand , on Friday, in a terrorist attack that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”. •

People Are Leaving Floral Tributes at Mosques Around the World After the New Zealand Attack© Fiona Goodall—Getty Images Aftermath Of Mosque Terror Attack Felt In Christchurch

In the wake of a terror attack on two Christchurch mosques that took the lives of 49 people and injured at least 20, people have been expressing their sympathies for the victims by leaving flowers at local mosques in New Zealand and around the world.

A post by New Zealand’s public broadcasting station showed flowers left outside a mosque in Auckland.

Soon after, images of similar memorials at other mosques around the country began to appear on Twitter.

Many of the people leaving flowers have not been Muslim themselves. Rather, the floral tributes have become a way for people to express unity and solidarity in the face of Islamophobic and anti-immigration sentiment.

In London, the New Zealand War Memorial in Hyde Park Corner became a center of mourning. Several people gathered for a vigil Friday evening and to lay flowers to express their condolences.

Flowers and messages of kindness have been showing up in other parts of the world as well. One mosque in Vancouver shared images of their front gates on Twitter.

Many more around Europe and in the U.S. have begun to do the same.

Prime Minister’s Jacinda Ardern has described as a “terrorist attack” and “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”

The attack was carried out by an Australian white-nationalist who detailed his motivations in a 74-page manifesto. The man, who is now in custody, live-streamed the horrific event on Facebook. While the original post has been deleted, social media sites have been struggling to remove footage from the gruesome video online.

Jacinda Ardern image projected onto Dubai's Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building.
Through her stoic resolve and empathy for the victims, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the reluctant face of the terror attack that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead in Christchurch earlier this month. The response earned Ardern plaudits around the world -- and has now prompted a towering tribute to the leader. Ardern's face was projected onto Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, on Friday. "Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.

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