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New Zealand gun laws to change: Ardern

16 Mars 2019

The faithful gathered for prayers on Friday at the Windsor Mosque, a day after a gunman killed 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

NZ Police have announced the Christchurch court where Tarrant is due to appear will be closed to public over security concerns, but media will still be able to attend.

He did not speak, but was looking around particularly at the media present.

Tarrant was remanded into custody and is expected to appear in court again on April 5. Gunmen opened fire in two separate mosques in Christchurch on Friday, killing 49 people and wounding 48 others.

Ansun Zhong, owner of Chong's Chinese restaurant in Christchurch City Central, said the shooting greatly affected people's life in Christchurch.

"They are us", she said.

The suspect who claimed responsibility for the shootings left a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto in which he explained who he was and his reasoning for the attack.

The twisted shooter claimed to be "just a ordinary White man, 28 years old".

TRT World's Jacob Brown explains. One of the women told Xinhua "No matter what cultural backgrounds, races or religions you are from, we are absolutely together". "One leg of an injured [person] needed to be amputated while another suffered bullet injuries in his chest", he said.

A group called Syrian Solidarity New Zealand said Syrian refugees were inside the mosque when it came under attack.

"Clearly, what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence".

Wahb noted that the attacker had written the name of the Quebec City mosque shooter on his weapon, "so that actually triggers the sad feeling and the sorrow of this tragedy that happened here because we actually experienced it with a city that is close by here".

Forty-one people were killed at the Al Noor mosque, seven at a mosque in the Linwood neighbourhood and one died in hospital, police said.

U.S. President Donald Trump extended condolences on Twitter to New Zealanders and said, "The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do".

London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, said the city's Metropolitan Police force would be visible outside mosques. "They have no place in New Zealand".

Although shops were shuttered and many made a decision to stay at home, Christchurch residents piled bouquets of flowers at a makeshift memorial near the Al Noor mosque, many accompanied with handwritten letters laden with sadness and disbelief.

He had livestreamed the shooting on Facebook.

The visiting Bangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers at one of the mosques when the shooting started but all members were safe, a team coach told Reuters.

Then, the man proceeded to live stream the frightful attack inside one of the mosques, on Facebook Live.

A witness described the sound of gunfire breaking out just as the prayer leader began his sermon at a mosque.

In his chilling The Great Replacement' document, the assassin laid bare his deranged ideology, claiming he was influenced by far-right Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, who murdered 77 people in 2011.

After going back outside and shooting a woman there, he got back in his vehicle where a song can be heard blasting. Indian officials have not said whether the nine were believed to be living in Christchurch.

Bulgaria's chief prosecutor said his country launched a probe on Friday into a November 2018 visit by the suspect.

He said he grew up in a working-class Australian family, had a typical childhood and was a poor student.

Yet the suspect himself highlighted New Zealand's remoteness as a reason he chose it.

Christchurch is home to almost 400,000 people and is sometimes called the Garden City.

More recently, in 1997, a man killed six people at a ski lodge in what has become known as the Raurimu massacre.

New Zealand gun laws to change: Ardern