Hate Crimes in NZ 

William Figueroa, Staff Writer

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If you didn’t know, on March 15th, 2019, there was two terrorist attacks at mosques in Christchurch. During Friday Prayer the attack happened Al Noor Mosque and was continued Linwood Islamic Centre. Most of the shooting happened on Facebook Live. They said a 28-year-old white supremacist, an Australian man was arrested and charged with murder.  

 

About 50 people were murdered during the process and 50 people were injured. The prime minister calls this “New Zealand darkest day”. New Zealand is known to be a peaceful place, it’s been since 1997 since there last shooting. Another shooting too which was 1990 and that was known as their worst shooting and only 13 people were killed. The man who starting shooting shot around 1:40 pm at the Al Noor Mosque, which contained at least three hundred or five hundred people were there. For the first 17 minutes of the live it was him shooting and listing to a Brittan theme song. A neighbor said they saw the gunman throw his firearms in the drive way and left. May all the victims rest in peace.