Christchurch shooting: One of New Zealand’s ‘darkest days’, says PM Jacinda Ardern – Channel NewsAsia

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CHRISTCHURCH: A honest New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pronounced on Friday (Mar 15) a lethal mosque shootings in Christchurch had plunged a republic into one of a “darkest days”.

“Clearly, what has happened here is an unusual and rare act of violence,” Ardern pronounced in an residence to a repelled nation.

New Zealand military have reliable mixed fatalities during dual mosques during afternoon prayers.

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“Presently a military do have one think in custody. However, there could be others involved,” Ardern said.

“There are mixed scenes concerned in this occurrence as good and military will be giving some-more sum as they can as a conditions unfolds,” she added.

“Many of those who will have been directly influenced by this sharpened might be migrants to New Zealand, they might even be refugees here,” Ardern said.

“They have selected to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home. They are us. The chairman who has perpetuated this assault opposite us is not.

“They should have been in a protected environment,” she said.

“For now, my thoughts, and I’m certain a thoughts of all New Zealanders, are with those who have been affected, and also with their families.” 

Ms Ardern also urged residents to follow police’s instructions to sojourn indoors.

“I acknowledge that that might meant that some families are distant … (but) please sojourn in lockdown (as) we are potentially still traffic with an elaborating situation.”

The primary apportion pronounced she was going to lapse to a nation’s collateral city of Wellington where she would accommodate with supervision agencies.

“I intend to pronounce again publicly during that point.”

Echoing her comments, leader of a antithesis Simon Bridges said: “We mount with and support a New Zealand Islamic community.

“No one in this republic should live in fear, no matter their competition or religion, their politics or their beliefs.”

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was among a unfamiliar leaders who voiced their concern.

“I’m frightened by a reports I’m following of a critical sharpened in Christchurch, New Zealand,” he said.

“The conditions is still maturation though the thoughts and prayers are with the Kiwi cousins.”


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