Mar 28, 2019

Christchurch attacks: National remembrance service held

A memorial service has been held in Christchurch, New Zealand - and screened around the nation - to honour the victims of shootings on March 15. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke at the televised event, along with Muslim leaders and a survivor of the attack. Addressing the crowd, Ms Ardern said the focus of the event - the theme of which was "We are one" - should be on New Zealand's Muslim community. A Muslim invocation rang out across the park, and Cat Stevens, whose Muslim name is Yusuf Islam, sang his songs Peace Train and Don't be Shy. EPA. The prime minister announced on Thursday that Prince William will visit New Zealand next month and meet survivors of the attack.

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